BREAKING: Where Roads Are Blocked 4/4/2011

I will update as all updates come in, but here’s what I’ve got. First, if you’ve got kids heading home from school, be patient, they are waiting for the all clear from the school board and buses will be late. **Update**- I believe it has now been lifted. **Update on update** Yep, my horde just walked in the door.

Be careful, La Vergne! If a road you usually take to get home is listed here, consider taking another route! As I type I hear all kinds of sirens.

Roads that are apparently closed:

Blair Road at Walnut Ridge– blocked due to fallen tree limbs

La Vergne Lane– power line down in the road**Update, 4:00 PM** LaVergne Lane has been cleared.Actually, it’s still closed.

Hollandale between Drake & Martin Lane… tree on power line.

Jones Mill Road -power lines down.

Highland Street– There is a pole partially in the road with wires in the road as well. (thanks, Linda!)

Blair Road from Van Winkle down to Smyrna will be closed for the rest of the evening due to power lines which are down.

Be Cautious Of/Traffic Nightmares:

Sam Ridley Parkway at i-24 Eastbound has at least one overturned tractor trailer. **According to google maps, I24 will not be cleared until 7 PM.** (Thanks, Anna!)

There are all kinds of things in the roads- trash cans and other debris. (Thanks, Adrianne!) Drive carefully!

Major damage to homes in Walnut Ridge.

A metal roof came off a house in the area of Fergus Road and the Heritage Valley subdivision. (Thanks, Rhonda and Bryan!)

According to Google Maps, the entire area over by Sam Ridley Parkway, Old Nashville Highway and Rock Springs Road is a traffic nightmare. Avoid if at all possible.

Power outages are widespread according to NES and MTEMC.


This is from reader Adrianne, this was shot in LaVergne Lane, power lines down.

18 comments for “BREAKING: Where Roads Are Blocked 4/4/2011

  1. Sarah N
    April 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for this!

    • Ivy
      April 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      No problem!

    • Rhonda Umphrey
      April 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      ditto, Bryan said a metal roof came off a house somewhere around Fergus Road / Heritage Valley Subdivision.

  2. Charlie J
    April 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I’m pretty sure I heard the cause of the line down on LaVergne Ln.
    Never heard a rush like that before.

    • Ivy
      April 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Crap, what was it, wind?

      • Charlie J
        April 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

        It sounded like it. I was sitting in the closet when I heard it.

        • Ivy
          April 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm

          Yeah, I’m not far from you and I took cover. I never take cover, but this sounded really concerning.

  3. Melissa
    April 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Does anyone have information on the Brookside neighborhood off Waldron Road?

    • Ivy
      April 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      I will see if I can find anything out, Melissa.

      • Ivy
        April 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        Kathy’s been listening in on the police scanner and hasn’t heard anything about that area, so I’m thinking everything’s generally okay over there!

        • Melissa
          April 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

          Thank you, Ivy. Just heard from neighbor and all is good. Thanks for keeping everyone posted.

          • Ivy
            April 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm

            You are certainly welcome. 🙂

  4. Linda Tomlin
    April 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Pole down on Highland Street, partial of it in road, wires crossing road, hoping it is phone lines and not electrical!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. April 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    (note to self, take real camera with you everywhere you go)

    • Ivy
      April 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Hee hee, I just stuck one in my purse the other day. Difficulty: I still don’t own a cord for that particular camera, haha

  6. April 5, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hi guys. I got all of this down to send to the National Weather Service. They need damage reports like this, even if it’s after the fact, so if you have any more please post them here or at my blog along with pictures of downed trees and other damage if you got them. Hope all is well.

  7. Cricket123
    April 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

    OEM was out taking pictures today…

  8. Kathy T.
    April 6, 2011 at 2:03 am

    The National Weather Service did confirm it was an EF1 tornado in the Walnut Ridge area. So glad there were no injuries!

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