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Public Alert: Parking in Impacted Neighborhoods Hampering Major Recovery


Metro Nashville/Davidson County also reminds residents of prohibition of burning debris

The Nashville Office of Emergency Management is urging people who are helping with storm recovery to watch where you park in impacted neighborhoods.

Automobiles blocking the road or parked in a way that restricts traffic is causing larger vehicles, such as public works trucks from accessing damaged areas. These large vehicles are in use to remove large amounts of debris.

The Nashville Electric Service issued a similar but separate alert for their crews as they deploy bucket trucks and other large vehicles to restore power around the area.

Public Works trucks also want the public to be mindful of walking in the roadway. The large vehicles are having issues driving through passable areas because of pedestrian traffic.

REMINDER: Debris Burning is Prohibited in Davidson County

The Nashville Fire Department is also reminding ALL Davidson County residents that burning debris is prohibited in Davidson County.

The only areas that are allowed to burn brush or other yard waste are those areas that are being cleared for development, if they obtain a permit from the Health Department and the Fire Department.

Public Works provides brush pickup for all areas of the county and public works crews are actively doing debris pick up.

If you see someone burning brush in your neighborhood, you should call 911 and report it.

Keep in mind when piling debris for pick up by public works:

All items and materials MUST be separated into three different piles and placed at the curb or street side for collection. If the debris is not separated, it will not be collected. The three different classifications for collection are:

  1. White goods and metals (appliances, etc.)
  2. Construction and demolition debris (lumber, windows, etc.)
  3. Vegetation (brush, limbs and all other yard waste)

Items should NOT be placed in public alleys. Alleys need to remain clear for emergency crews and trash collection services.

Household trash should be set out with regular weekly curbside garbage pick-up.

Metro's Community Hotline will continue to be staffed 24 hours a day and can be reached by calling 615-862-8750 for all non-emergency, weather-related inquiries, the reporting of hazards and to request assistance. In case of an emergency, residents should call 911.

The NERVE (Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine) has been activated in coordination with this EOC activation. This site will provide information about storm related road closures, any evacuation areas or routes, shelters and relief centers. This also includes a media tab with a Twitter feed and press releases.