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Fallen tree keeps people stuck in Louisville park for hours

Firefighters had to wait for LG&E crews to arrive since the tree brought down power lines with it. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News) Firefighters had to wait for LG&E crews to arrive since the tree brought down power lines with it. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News)
The incident happened about 3 p.m. on Saturday. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News) The incident happened about 3 p.m. on Saturday. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – High winds caused damage across WAVE Country and even stranded people in a park for more than four hours on Saturday.

A tree blocked the road leading to a parking lot at Jefferson Memorial Forest about 3 p.m. on Saturday. It also brought down a power line, which led to an even longer delay as firefighters had to wait for LG&E crews to arrive.

"It was just really irritating. It was really stressful,” Tiffany Presley, who was in one of the cars stuck in the park, said. “I feel that they should've done something a little quicker, all those kids back there in the park, all those young children.”

IMAGES: Storm damage photos from WAVE 3 News viewers

About 50 cars - and the people in them - had to wait four hours for crew to finally cut the tree and repair the wire.

“We've got a 2-year-old in the back seat of that car, two more kids in that car,” Cody Martin said. “They're screaming, saying they're starving. We're asking if we can get pizza delivered. They're telling us we can't get anywhere near that tree."

Officials closed the park as soon as everything was cleared away.

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