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Sawgrass Mills mall remains closed for one more day due to flooding

Flooding at Sawgrass Mills mall closed the mall for the third day in a row on Friday, June 9.
Flooding at Sawgrass Mills mall closed the mall for the third day in a row on Friday, June 9. Miami Herald

Sawgrass Mills mall will remain closed Friday for the third day in a row after several inches of rain flooded its parking lots and roadways, it said.

Drone footage shows flooded Sawgrass Mills Mall parking lots on June 8, 2017.

A message on the mall’s website said it plans to reopen Saturday at 10 a.m.

The massive outlet mall first closed its doors Wednesday after flooding started Tuesday night, leaving some overnight workers to wade through rising waters in the exterior lots to get home and stranding some would-be shoppers whose cars became stuck.

No buildings were flooded, but the mall said Thursday it would keep its doors closed while it waited for the flooding in its parking lots to subside.

READ MORE: When will Sawgrass Mills reopen?

Though South Florida saw a respite from rain Thursday, showers are expected to pick up Friday afternoon and last through the weekend.

South Florida saw record-breaking rainfall totals this week, particularly in Broward County, where the mall is located.

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