Remember not to block the roads during tornado damage volunteer efforts

Metro sets up shuttle service; volunteers should park at Nissan Stadium
Posted at 1:15 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 21:07:43-05

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.

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.