UPDATE: 6:15PM--The store manager reported that the store will reopen at 7am on Sunday, October 27, 2019.
Crews Working To Repair Damage
Darren Doyle, story: photo courtesy of Mandy Woodcock:
One of the county's most popular retailers is dealing with a messy problem this morning due to a busted water line.
The Dollar General Store, located on Chalybeate Road, suffered a burst waterline last night just before closing, according to store manager Mandy Woodcock. She said the line was located in the ceiling, which caused damage to the ceiling tiles, floor, and store merchandise.
"The ceiling tiles started falling and water poured out of the ceiling for about 30 minutes or so until I could get out here to shut it off," she said. "Luckily it happened before we closed. Then we had to have the water company come turn the meter off.
She said maintenance crews will be on site today to assess the damage and make repairs as soon as possible.
She also said that store employees worked for about 3 hours simply trying to clean up, but luckily no one was injured.
"At least no one was standing there," she said.