Storm floods Hilton Quarry

2014-03-04 00:00

THE parking lot at Hilton’s Quarry shopping centre resembled a dam after a storm hit the area yesterday afternoon.

Some shops at the centre were flooded as drainage systems failed to cope with the volume of water.

Manager of the Spar at the Quarry, Mark Strang, said that water had entered from the roof, where the gutters had also not coped with the water.

“In just a short period of time, the water overflowed from the gutter and flooded the front of the shop. The driveway was like a dam,” he said.

Strang said his staff had to use every broom and mop in the store to keep the water out.

Quarry centre manager Lynda Lees said: “We had a horrendous storm and the volume of water meant some stormwater drains could not cope. This led to some shops being affected.”

She said they would investigate today how water had leaked into the centre through the roof.

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