Report: Boats Banned At Thunder Over Louisville

Posted at 11:24 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 11:24:49-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Courier Journal) — High water on the Ohio River will keep Thunder Over Louisville attendees on dry land this weekend.

The Courier Journal reports here that the Louisville Metro Police Department said rising waters and swept up debris are making the waterway too dangerous to allow boaters during the annual airshow and fireworks display.

The restrictions will be in place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the end of the event on Saturday. 

The newspaper quotes National Weather Service in Louisville as saying the Ohio River is expected to be about 5 feet higher than normal.

"It’s going to be a nice day," Coast Guard Lieutenant Mike Metts said. "But the waters will still be dangerous."