Downtown Nashville curfew extended

Posted at 4:30 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 20:56:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Local officials have extended the city's downtown curfew through Monday, as law enforcement continue to investigate the scene of theChristmas morning bombing.

Mayor John Cooper shared that the area surrounding the explosion will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Monday at noon. This is a continuation of the curfew Cooper put in place on Friday, which was set to end today.

The curfew zone applies to the impacted area inside James Robertson Parkway, 4th Avenue North, Broadway and the Cumberland River.

At a Sunday afternoon press conference, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said tomorrow the zone will be narrowed to the impacted area inside Union Street, 4th Avenue North, Broadway and the Cumberland River. The zone will continue to narrowed in the upcoming days, as crews process the blast scene.

Officials have also advised drivers to look out for traffic diversions.

The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge is also closed until further notice.