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Nashville tornado recovery: Less than 1K without power, 15 roads closed

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 17:09:16-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Electric Service crews have made more progress in restoring power following last week’s deadly tornado.

According to a release from the Office of Emergency Management, 830 customers still don’t have power as of Wednesday afternoon.

NES has announced they will waive the following fees for anyone impacted by the tornado:

  • Installation and connection fees for customers who require new service installation.
  • A $495 "cut-in fee" for temporary meter contractors' use to run power tools and equipment during preparation work
  • NES will not charge deposit fees or connection fees until June 3 for displaced customers who need service at a new location
  • Late fees will be reversed for impacted customers upon request through April 30.

Of the 116 roads that were initially closed after the tornado, Metro Public Works said 101 have reopened. Trucks will continue circulating throughout affected areas multiple times over the next few days and weeks.

Metro Public Works encouraged residents to move debris to the curb and leave it there. Make sure you are using our tornado debris separation guidelines:

Clearing Roadways & Alleys

  • 15 roads remain closed.
  • 60 alleys total were impacted.
  • 60 alleys are cleared from debris.

Repairing Traffic Signals

  • 72 total traffic signals were damaged, or lacking power
  • 61 signals have been restored
  • 7 are undamaged, but require power to be restored
  • 2 are significantly damaged and will need repair


Repairing & Replacing Signage

  • 257 stop signs have been repaired or replaced
  • 6 temporary stops have been installed

Household Waste/Trash (As of 7pm)

  • Total tons of trash since March 7th--104.52 Affected routes were done Tuesday

Amount of Debris Hauled (As of 7pm Tuesday)

  • 2,202 loads totaling 80,381 cubic yards of debris have been hauled to transfer sites.