NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) -- Norwalk Superior Court was unexpectedly closed on Friday due to power outages.
Dozens were lined up outside of the courthouse only to find out their cases would need to be rescheduled. Officials there weren't sure what caused the power outages, perhaps the extreme heat. Either way hundreds were impacted by the brown out.
"I think on the docket, because it's a Friday, there are motor vehicle infractions down today and that docket can be anywhere between 120-175 cases, plus the regular docket, so a couple hundred people for sure," said Liz Reid, Supervisor Of Public Defenders Office.
16-year-old Brianna McEwan was one of the people affected by the power outage. She's accused of killing a Norwalk jogger with her car. Police say she was on the internet on her cell phone when she struck and killed the jogger. Her first court date was today, but it has moved back to July 6.