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Metro Nashville Public Works Provides Updates on Tornado Recovery Progress


Metro Public Works announced progress on tornado recovery efforts in neighborhoods impacted by the devastating March 3 tornadoes.

As of 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7:

  • 60 trucks have been out since early this morning collecting curbside debris. Twenty-five of those trucks have a 150 cubic yard capacity.
  • 6 trash trucks are out collecting household trash from affected areas. We will add additional trash pick-up capacity as is necessary.
  • 15 right-of-way crews are out clearing streets and alleys.
  • 19 signals are undamaged but awaiting power to be restored.
  • 2 signals are damaged and awaiting repair.
  • 4 signals at major intersections are running on generator power.
  • 89 signs have been repaired or replaced, with 40 more signs waiting to be replaced when crews can access them.

We will be providing more updates as they become available.

For additional information, questions, or to make a service request, residents should use hubNashville by calling 311, downloading the hubNashville app, or visiting