Flooding forces businesses to close in Banks County

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FOX 5 viewers shared photos of parking lots along U.S. 441 near I-85 flooding during the Good Friday storms.

A busy shopping area in Banks County along U.S. 441 near Interstate 85 was hard hit by rain. It caused several parking lots and a portion of the street flood.

FOX 5 viewers sent in photos and video of the flooding. A portion of U.S. 441 was closed for a time

Banks County was hard hit by the Good Friday storms. Several entrances to Tanger Outlets were cut off for a time. Fire officials said Steve B. Tanger Blvd. will likely remain until the sinkhole in the road is repaired.

On the opposite side of the Interstate, most restaurants in Banks Crossing were closed Friday due to water pressure issues or flooding issues.

Pictures sent to FOX 5 News show the parking lot of the Zaxby’s along U.S. 441 completely flooded.

Deputies blocked off several entrances and intersections around the area.

A boil water advisory was put into place and should be lifted by sometime Saturday.

Problems with a sewage line should be fixed by then as well.

It is unclear how long it will take to repair sinkhole at Steve Tanger Boulevard and the road over it.


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