Howard County Jail reopening delayed

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The reopening of the Howard County Jail has been postponed.

Sheriff Dale Walker tells NewsWest Nine the facility will not open until Monday.

It was scheduled to open back up Friday.

The Sheriff says they've had problems with a new coat of paint drying due to the weather conditions.

You may remember the state shutdown the jail back in November after it failed a smoke ventilation test.

Since then crews have been making repairs.

In May, the facility was tested again and passed.

Keep it right here on NewsWest Nine as we continue to follow this developing story.