Sheriff's substation a muddy mess, deputies say
SAN ANTONIO - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is blaming Friday's heavy rain for making their new substation off Farm Road a muddy mess, authorities said.
Deputies relocated to the new group of trailers this week, where parking has become a problem as a result of the weather.
Although the rain stopped Saturday afternoon, Friday's showers left behind a lot of water and mud on the site.
On Friday, KSAT's cameras caught one patrol car that was stuck in the mud and needed assistance from a tow truck.
However, on Saturday, a spokesperson with Bexar County said the deputies involved in that incident were not parking where they are supposed to be park.
The spokesperson said there is paved parking available a few blocks away at two different locations.
Deputies were also voicing concerns about a leak in the building, but on Saturday afternoon officials with the Bexar County Infrastructure Department said they have temporarily patched it up while they await the manufacturer's scheduled visit to fix the seaming system, which was not installed properly.
Bexar County Officials are reminding deputies that the substation is still construction site and a work in progress. They said they will solve the parking problem by adding more paved spaces.
In the meantime, Chief Manuel Longoria said he will provide a shuttle service for deputies to transport them back and forth from a paved parking lot down the road and the trailers.
The service starts Saturday night.
The Sheriff's Office only has one substation, which was previously housed in an old elementary school on the West side.
The lease was terminated and the office was given with less than 90 days to leave.
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