SUNBURY - The civil division of Northumberland County's Prothonotary's Office at the courthouse will close to the public indefinitely each Wednesday morning.

Beginning Wednesday the civil division will be closed from 9 a.m. and will reopen to the public at 1 p.m. Prothonotary Justin Dunkelberger said Thursday that the weekly closure will allow office personnel time to catch up on a backlog of court documents that must be input into the docket.

However, the office will continue to handle special reliefs, protection from abuse orders and other courthouse matters during that time, Dunkelberger said.