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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. - A pipe problem in downtown St. Charles is worse than first thought.

County officials say the old historic courthouse won't open until the end of March.

A pipe burst earlier this month at the Executive Office Building, affecting three floors.

Employees returned to work after a couple of days, but the public has not been allowed back into the building.

The building houses offices for the county's council, executive, and legal staff.