Otsego County Jail shut down due to water leakage

The Otsego County Sheriff's Office says the jail is temporary closed.

Posted: Nov 1, 2019 11:10 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2019 7:59 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.- The Otsego County Jail's inmate housing units have been temporarily closed.

All of the jail's inmates have been transferred to facilities in nearby counties.

Sheriff Richard Devlin says a water leakage in various parts of the facility could pose a hazard.

The cause of the leaks has been identified and are in the process of being repaired.

The Sheriff's Office is working with the New York State Commission of Corrections, the Otsego County Chairman of the Board of Representatives, Engineers, and Health and Safety Officials to properly repair and correct the situation.

If you have any questions concerning where an inmate has been transferred, you can call the Otsego County Jail at (607) 547-4252.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 374085

Reported Deaths: 30019
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20487221688
Nassau406442130
Suffolk400621915
Westchester336911381
Rockland13259646
Orange10460444
Erie6234524
Dutchess3951142
Monroe3048216
Onondaga2256139
Albany1920112
Ulster170177
Sullivan139331
Putnam126460
Niagara106765
Oneida105849
Schenectady70129
Broome58944
Rensselaer49528
Saratoga48914
Columbia39934
Madison31910
Warren25628
Orleans24637
Steuben24341
Greene24118
Washington23813
Ontario2159
Fulton21318
St. Lawrence2062
Genesee2024
Tompkins1650
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13321
Wayne1203
Livingston1207
Herkimer1133
Oswego1123
Clinton974
Cayuga961
Montgomery944
Cattaraugus900
Chautauqua894
Wyoming875
Delaware824
Jefferson740
Otsego735
Seneca600
Schoharie510
Allegany490
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex380
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler120
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
Utica
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 81°
Oneonta
Scattered Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 71°
Herkimer
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 81°
Thendara
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 81°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
Apply to Go the Distance 2020
23 courses for only $79.99