NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A weather watch Sunday afternoon forced Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to evacuate its grandstands and encourage attendants to seek shelter immediately.
The shelter in place order was lifted in just under two hours. Music City Grand Prix announced its adjusted schedule by 4 p.m.
UPDATE: The command to start engines is scheduled for 4:05pm CT. Let's go!!— Big Machine Music City Grand Prix (@MusicCityGP) August 7, 2022
Fans attending the Grand Prix event were at the mercy of a local weather watch issued at about 1 p.m. They were quickly directed to safe exits or were encouraged to shelter in place if they were guests of the bridge outpost.
🚨WEATHER ALERT 🚨 There is lightning in the area. Please seek shelter immediately at the following locations: Nissan Stadium, Comfort Inn Hotel, or La Quinta Hotel. All activities are postponed until further notice. We'll notify you when its safe to return to your seats! pic.twitter.com/CMT7GxZzfH— Big Machine Music City Grand Prix (@MusicCityGP) August 7, 2022
Shelter locations for those leaving the grandstands included Nissan Stadium, Comfort Inn Hotel and the La Quinta Hotel.
🚨 SHELTER IN PLACE LIFTED 🚨— Nissan Stadium (@NissanStadium) August 7, 2022
Please continue to monitor our social media accounts for further updates throughout the day.
We will share an updated @MusicCityGP schedule as quick as we can!
The Grand Prix's social media notified attendants once it was safe to return to their seats.