Road closed due to glass falling from Bridgestone Tower

Posted at 7:25 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 21:10:16-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A portion of Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville was shut down due to glass falling from a skyscraper in the area.

A tornado-warned storm caused damage to part of the glass on the Bridgestone Tower Friday night.

The storm seemed to have damaged only a couple windows, but in order to keep drivers and pedestrians safe, Demonbreun Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues was closed.

Metro Public Works officials say it is expected to be closed for the next couple of days "until the issue is remedied."

Bridgestone released the following statement:

"As a result of the strong storms that passed through Middle Tennessee Friday evening, Bridgestone Tower sustained damage to some of the building’s exterior glass panels on the 24th floor. No one was injured and no additional property has been damaged. The impacted area has been assessed, secured and repairs are underway and will be complete early this week. Safety for the public, our neighbors and teammates is our top priority. Highwoods Development, the owner of Bridgestone Tower, is working in tandem with Bridgestone and local government officials to close necessary streets and sidewalks to continue to ensure safety as repairs are completed."