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Police Out In Full Force For Nashville's 4th Of July Celebration

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 140,000 people are expected to attend Nashville's Fourth of July celebration in downtown Nashville on Thursday, and they can expect to see a visible presence of Metro police officers.

Metro Police said event goers should remember that if they see something, they should say something to officers about any suspicious activity. Personal belongings should be not be left unattended, as they are subject to disposal.

Additionally, police said motorists should not stop in traffic lanes on Korean Veterans Boulevard or parking on the shoulders of the interstate system to watch the downtown fireworks display. Police will be on the lookout for such vehicles, and motorists could be ticketed. Any vehicles left on the interstate will be towed.

Police have a plan in place to move traffic out of downtown as efficiently as possible:

  • Vehicles parked on the north side of Broadway will be directed to the west on Commerce Street, Church Street, Union Street and Charlotte Avenue;
  • Vehicles parked on the south side of Broadway will be directed to the east or west on Korean Veterans Boulevard and to the south on 8th Avenue;
  • Vehicles parked on the LP Field campus will be directed east on Woodland and Shelby Streets to the interstate system;
  • Vehicles parked on the north side of LP Field will be directed east on Woodland Street and north on North 1st Street to the interstate system;
  • Vehicles parked on the south side of LP Field will be directed to take Davidson Street to South 5th Street to the interstate system;
  • Vehicles parked on the south side of Korean Veterans Boulevard will be directed south on 4th and 8th Avenues.

Police also want to remind residents that it is illegal to use fireworks in Davidson County, outside of permitted public displays. Officers will monitor neighborhood complaints, and violators are subject to misdemeanor citations and having their fireworks confiscated.

For a list of public fireworks displays across the mid-state, go here.

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