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Metro Public Works reports most roads open, traffic lights fully restored

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- The City of Nashville is making some solid progress toward March 3 tornado recovery.

The Metro Office of Emergency Management reports Monday that city crews have now opened all but one of the 116 city streets closed following the storm. All 60 alleyways initially closed have now been cleared of debris.

All 72 traffic lights damaged or destroyed during the tornado have been repaired or replaced. More than 260 lost stop signs are now back in place.

Metro Public Works says it’s hauled away just over 4,000 dump truck loads of storm debris, totaling some 179,000 cubic yards of material. Residents are being encouraged to continue moving debris from their properties to the curb. Instructions for how to seperate the debris can be found on the Public Works website.

NES reports just 153 homes without power, down from some 50,000 initial outages.

Disaster Assistance Centers remain open at three locations across the city. On Sunday, 195 residents received assistance from DAC staff members.

For complete and current information, visit the official Nashville Storm Response Information page.

 

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