Comfort Inn, located on Hwy. 129, Jefferson, was damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains on Friday. The Jefferson Fire Department was called to the hotel at 4880 Hwy. 129 North at the Comfort Inn on a report of a wall collapsing and flooding. Due to heavy rain in the area, a retaining wall collapsed causing a large amount of water and mud to filtrate the Comfort Inn and cause damage to the building.
The business remains open at this time with moderate water damage to the structure. No injuries were reported. Some evacuation of the motel was needed due to water damage.
A heavy thunderstorm was occurring in the area during this incident with reports of three inches of rain and hail.