The Otero County Sheriff’s Office closed its jail Saturday due to a gas leak on the exterior of the building. The gas did not enter the jail.

The gas to the facility was turned off until repairs could be made.

For their safety and comfort, inmates are being housed in Bent and Pueblo counties until the gas can be turned back on.
 
Repairs are estimated to be completed by Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Office is still providing services to the community while repairs are being made.