Water main break causes collapse of Highlands intersection, floods park


by WHAS11


Posted on April 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 24 at 9:39 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Crews are on the scene of a high-level water main break at Eastern Parkway and Baxter Avenue that has lead to the collapse of that intersection.

The intersection is shut down to all traffic. The Louisville Water Company said crews are working to isolate the mains.

The Louisville Water Company also said they have customers without water or with low water pressure. A boil water advisory was issued for the general Highlands area.

Crews will be working on the water main break for the next several days and traffic detours will be put in place, according to Louisville Water.

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SKY11 was over the scene and video showed a very heavy flow of water coming up from the break through the pavement, flooding into Tyler Park.

Louisville Metro Parks said Tyler Park is closed until further notice.



 Gray Smith with WFPL took the video below from the scene.