It was a case of déjà vu for shoppers in the Flint area Saturday as they found the doors to Genesee Valley Center closed again, leaving residents asking again, "What's going on?"

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Social media was quick to spread the word early Saturday afternoon that the Miller Road shopping center was closed due to another water main break. One post to Facebook stated there were firetrucks outside of the JC Penny entrance and shoppers were leaving the mall. Others were quick to comment that it was in fact another water main break.

One Facebook user posted that they were in the mall doing an overnight project when they exited the bathroom to find water leaking out of walls in the hallway. " I notified security who an hour later tells me that I have 45 minutes to evacuate", Cheyenne Kidd wrote. 

This is not the first time the mall has closed its doors due to a water situation. It was Christmas of 2022, right at the height of the holiday shopping season when the mall was forced to close from excessive flooding due to a water main break. Then again in August of 2023, the mall closed with a statement that it was due to another water main break.

It was just a few months ago at Christmas when the mall was feeling more like itself with festive holiday displays at Center Court and a steady flow of shoppers

Genesee Valley Center posted to its Facebook page early Saturday evening that the mall would remain closed on Sunday, February 18th due to the confirmed water main break and that updates would be provided regarding the reopening.

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