Power outage at Kentucky Kingdom, Exposition Center forces rides closed

Updated: May. 19, 2017 at 1:57 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A car crash has caused a power outage for the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky Kingdom.

Kentucky Kingdom officials confirmed a car ran into a pole on Crittenden Drive causing the power outage. However, MetroSafe stated a transformer blew causing the outage.

Adam Birkner, Kentucky Kingdom Media and Communications Manager, stated that rides are unlikely to reopen on Friday.

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Officials said power had not been restored to all of Kentucky Kingdom. In an "abundance of caution," Kentucky Kingdom is awaiting LG&E's clearance before reopening.

Birkner stated that the park is hosting 3,000 students as part of an outdoor classroom "Education in Motion" event.

The outage caused may of the restaurants and food stands in the park to close, Birkner said.Those stands that are open are giving free food to students and chaperones.

Kentucky Kingdom is providing complementary tickets to those impacted by the power outage to return any day during the park's 2017 season.

The cause of the crash has not been released.

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