Greene County Judicial Building Evacuated

The Greene County Judicial Building was evacuated this morning after reports of smoke.

Greene County spokeswoman Donna Barton told OI the smoke came from an air handler motor in the HVAC system.

The evacuation lasted for close to 45 minutes before deputies began to allow people back into the Judicial Center. The building had lost power and ran on generators throughout most of the morning although power had been restored by noon.

Barton said the judicial center and juvenile offices closed for the in the wake of the event.