Tyler Park flooded after water main break - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Tyler Park flooded after water main break

Posted: Updated:
Water flowing into Tyler Park from the Baxter Avenue bridge. Water flowing into Tyler Park from the Baxter Avenue bridge.
Some of standing water in Tyler Park. Some of standing water in Tyler Park.
Water flowing north along Baxter Avenue from the site of the water main break. Water flowing north along Baxter Avenue from the site of the water main break.
Baxter Avenue is shut down just north of Tyler Park. Baxter Avenue is shut down just north of Tyler Park.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Officials with Louisville Metro Parks are starting the process to determine the damage to Tyler Park after a water main break at a nearby intersection caused major flooding in the 108 year old park.

Cascading water flowed north down Baxter Avenue from the intersection of Eastern Parkway. The water followed Baxter Avenue and Castlewood Avenue before it overflowed into the park. Video from Air 3 showed much of the water pooling on the western side of the 13 acre park, which was created in 1906. Basketball courts in the park were covered by water.

The break happened around 12:50 p.m. It took crews more than an hour to shut down the flow. The intersection at Eastern Parkway and Baxter Avenue collapsed due to the break. Louisville Metro police have diverted traffic in the area while Louisville Water Company crews determine how to repair the water main and restore service to customers.

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.