(Saint John)-The opening of the new Saint John Law Courts building at Peel Plaza will be delayed.

Department of Justice and Attorney General spokesman Dave MacLean said today an issue arose with the heating equipment during the overnight hours of Sunday night.

 ”The malfunction caused a few pipes to burst, which led to water damage in the building,”

Officials were able to secure the former courtroom facilities located at City Hall, Charlotte St. and Sydney St. on a temporary basis.

 The contractor is working with its insurance company to evaluate the damage.