This following is a press release from the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
Metro Nashville is asking for recovery volunteers to help keep damaged neighborhoods accessible to first responders
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 7, 2020) Please, first responders and repair crews need your help.
Continued traffic congestion in the most heavily impacted areas of Nashville will hamper the continued recovery process for those dealing with the most damage.
The Nashville Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Metro Nashville Police and Metro Nashville Public Schools is launching a park-and-ride service on March 8 for tornado recovery volunteers to help them reach the areas of greatest need in North Nashville and East Nashville.
Tornado recovery volunteers should plan to park at Nissan Stadium located at 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213.
Independent volunteers should park in Lot “R” of Nissan Stadium. Lot “R” is designated as the two parking lots at the bottom of the pedestrian bridge next to Nissan Stadium.
Volunteers working with Hands on Nashville should continue to use parking lots G, M, A, B and D based on where their opportunity states.
Shuttles will transport tornado recovery volunteers from Lot “R” to the areas of greatest need beginning at 9:00 am and shuttles will run continuously until 6:00 pm.
Shuttles will drop off tornado recovery volunteers at the following locations:
21st Avenue North and Scovel Street 14th Avenue North and Cockrill Street
Fatherland Street and 11th Street 16th Street and Russell Street.
Volunteers working with Hands on Nashville should continue to use parking lots G, M, A, B and D.
Due to the debris in areas of Nashville, private vehicles will not be allowed to access certain neighborhoods.
Shuttles will transport volunteers into these areas that are inaccessible to the general public.
The number of private vehicles in the most impacted areas of the city has hampered entry for large commercial vehicles including Metro Nashville Public Works trucks, Metro Nashville Water Services crews and NES repair trucks.
Motorists should look for electronic message boards as they approach Nissan Stadium for directions to parking lot “R”.
Metro’s Community Hotline will continue to be staffed 24 hours a day and can be reached by calling (615) 862-8750 for all non-emergency, weather-related inquiries, the reporting of hazards and to request assistance. In case of an emergency, residents should call 911.
The NERVE (Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine) has been activated in coordination with this EOC activation. This site will provide information about storm related road closures, any evacuation areas or routes, shelters and relief centers. This also includes a media tab with a Twitter feed and press releases.