NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Volunteers should avoid parking along the street, blocking roads or walking in the street as they work on tornado damage cleanup.
The Nashville Fire Department (NFD) says Metro Public Works and other large trucks used to remove debris are having difficulty reaching where they're going. These vehicles then have to turn around around because of blocked roads, causing delays in clean-up.
If you are working in any of the areas where commercial vehicles are trying to operate, NFD requests that you be mindful of where you are parking as you help your friends, family and neighbors.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Please avoid parking along the streets of impacted areas. @NESpower and @NashvillePW have vehicles that need to access these streets to help restore power and remove debris. There are staging areas where volunteers can park and walk to impacted areas.— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) March 7, 2020
To help, the Nashville Office of Emergency Management is launching a park-and-ride service for volunteers going to North and East Nashville.
Volunteers can park in Lot R of Nissan Stadium. Shuttles will take you to recovery areas of greatest need, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Those working with Hands On Nashville should continue to use Nissan parking lots G, M, A, B, and D.
In Donelson and Hermitage, volunteers should park at Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4004 Lebanon Pike.
This is why we are asking tornado relief volunteers to park on unimpacted streets. Debris collection trucks like this one cannot get work done if roads and curbs are blocked. #NashvilleStrong pic.twitter.com/pPds4WwNJy— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 7, 2020