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Some use strategy to avoid Thunder traffic backup

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Many parked away from downtown and walked to their Thunder viewing spot. Many parked away from downtown and walked to their Thunder viewing spot.
Craig Taylor Craig Taylor

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - By planning ahead, some Thunder Over Louisville attendees avoided the snarled traffic that developed after the event Saturday night.

Metro Police reported no major traffic incidents as of 11:30 p.m. Saturday, although traffic remained backed up on many streets as people tried to get home.

Hours earlier, some people decided to park several blocks away from Waterfront Park to have easier access to interstate highways after the event.

"Our strategy works pretty well," said Craig Taylor, whose family parked near the hospitals downtown. "We can come right out and get on the interstate. That's why we park where we do -- it's a little more walking up front, but it helps us get out of here quickly."

Officers switched traffic signals to flash and directed traffic through most of downtown's intersections. Officers also walked the streets and rode on horseback to help move people toward their cars.

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