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Pleasantburg flooding causes problems for repair shop owner

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Water levels rose  in front of Star Automotive in Greenville. Crews had drained most of the water by the time FOX arrived on scene (FOX Carolina) Water levels rose in front of Star Automotive in Greenville. Crews had drained most of the water by the time FOX arrived on scene (FOX Carolina)
Flooding from late June on Pleasantburg Dr. Investigators determined debris had washed into the drainage system, causing water to pond on the roadway. (June 28,2016) Flooding from late June on Pleasantburg Dr. Investigators determined debris had washed into the drainage system, causing water to pond on the roadway. (June 28,2016)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Crews worked early Monday morning to relieve an area of Pleasantburg Dr. plagued by water from flash flooding. That's where Michael Alakhwan's business is located. 

"It has really affected my business," said Alakhwan, the owner of Star Automotive. " It's dangerous to get in and out."

SCDOT said they are working to determine what is making that particular section of Pleasantburg Dr. so problematic. Alekhwan said Monday was not the first instance of flooding. 

He said early Monday morning he received a call from an official with Highway Patrol informing him that rising water levels near his repair shop were threatening the vehicles in his lot. Alekhwan said he is fed up with the problem. 

"I just wish they would fix the problem with the drainage," said Alekhwan. "It's been like that for a few years, it's just getting worse."

But an official with SCDOT said Monday morning was the first report of flooding on that part of Pleasantburg Dr. they had received this year, adding crews plan to put a camera inside the drainage system to determine if any debris is blocking it. 

A month ago another flash flood threatened another portion of Pleasantburg Drive. At that time, crews said debris had washed into the drainage system. 

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