Businesses Talk About Flooding Along Two Notch Road

On Sunday the 9600 block of Two Notch road flooded. Here's what people had to say.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Severe flooding along Two Notch Road in Columbia on Sunday raised some eyebrows for business owners in that area.

"It's the worst I've ever seen it," says Christopher Javis, owner of King and Queen Barber and Beauty.

Javis' shop sits about a quarter of a mile away from where severe flooding took place outside of the Goodwill.

"I've been around this area for 47 years and it's the worst I've ever seen it these last four years."

Javis says these types of flooding events have picked up since the historic October 2015 flood.

"It's always been a hazard," says Shirley Jordan with Maurice's BBQ. "The right lane going into Columbia is always water buildup when it rains a little bit."

Maurice's BBQ sits on top of the hill looking down to where Sunday's flooding occurred.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation owns that stretch of road and a spokesman for the department says they were shocked by the amount of flooding.

Crews were called out to inspect drainage structures to make sure everything was in tact, but four inches of rain in a short amount of time is not the norm.

A sign along the road reading "Road Subject to Flooding" serves as a reminder. Drivers should use precaution in that area during heavy rainfalls and not drive through water on the street.

 

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