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Weird plumbing problem forces some Walmart stores to close

TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) – Walmart customers can’t understand what’s plaguing the “plumbing problems” of Walmart stores from Florida to California.

“Must be a major plumbing problem is all I can say,” would-be customer Dale White said as security guards turned him away from the Supercenter in Florida.

The retail chain announced Monday that five stores are shutting down, one in Florida, two in Texas, one in Oklahoma and one in California due to clogging and drainage problems.

“Deciding to close a store is not a decision we make lightly,” Walmart Spokesperson Amanda Henneberg said in a statement.

Henneberg attributed the 13-year-old Brandon store’s shutdown to chronic troubles during the past two years. She insisted repairs will start immediately.

The shutdown blindsided about 400 Walmart workers in Floriday who must now find another store to transfer to or receive 60-days pay for the loss of their jobs.

According to Hillsborough County, Florida, Walmart didn’t notify the county’s permit department either. No one there has heard a peep from Walmart about any major repairs.

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