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Business owners say damaged Aiken County roads will hurt business

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After 8 inches of rain fell in 80 minutes along Belvedere-Clearwater Road Sunday night, flood waters tore apart roads.

The flooding caused major damage to Cherokee Drive, Lynwood Drive, Willow Lane and Five Notch Road at Pisgah Road.

North Augusta Public Safety officials say Five Notch Road was hit the hardest when flood waters four feet deep swept over the road and left gas lines exposed.

Public Safety officials say Five Notch Road will be closed for repairs for a few months and the crumbling roads near Belvedere-Clearwater Road will be closed for a few weeks.

Jackie Foshee co-owns Days of Fun LLC. She works out of home and she says the collapsed roads are a problem for business.

"We have a business, an inflatable business and for them to come get their rentals, they have to come down Willow Lane to turn here. I don't know what we're going to do," she said.

She says her customers will now have to drive 15 minutes out of their way to make it to her house.

The flooding caused several vehicle accidents and a public safety officer's patrol car was damaged by the flooding.

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