Road closures and flooding affecting Conway businesses

Road closures and flooding affecting Conway businesses

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Conway Feed and Garden is one of several businesses suffering from serious flooding, but they want the community to know they are open for business.

"We are open but we're having to bring everything behind the store because our whole warehouse is flooded, under water," said employee Crystal Cribb.

Cribb and the rest of those at Conway Feed and Garden are doing all they can to tend to business as usual, even using a tractor to get supplies from their flooded warehouse to higher ground.

Unlike last October's floods, Cribb said the water came back for a second round.

"All the water went away, and then when the river started rising, it all came back last Friday," Cribb recalled.

The road closure is right outside what would be the front entrance. Cribb said they've been trying to explain the detour as best as they can to customers, especially for those trying to come from north Conway or Loris.

Cribb added they certainly are not the only ones having a hard time keeping their heads above water. If anything, they find themselves in a better position than their neighbors.

"Now I know the Rivertown Pharmacy, they have not been able to get anyone to them," Cribb said. "Or Crabtree Nursery right there beside us, nobody can get to them at all, or the Hess station. I'm sure they are closed. And the mobile home store beside us, they haven't been able to do any business."

While right now they can't make their own feed, Cribb said they should have enough to last them for now and just hope the water will go down sooner rather than later.

"One day at a time," Cribb said.

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