Widespread outages continue in Tennessee following blast

The explosion happened early Christmas morning. Several police emergency systems are down as well as community hotlines.
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Courtesy: Metro Nashville PD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sweeping communications outages are continuing to plague large swaths of Tennessee after a recreational vehicle exploded early Christmas morning in sleepy downtown Nashville. Police emergency systems across Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as Nashville’s COVID-19 community hotline, remained out of service due to an AT&T central office being affected by the blast. Police believe the blast was intentional but don’t yet know a motive or target. However, Nashville Metro Police Chief John Drake says investigators have found tissue at the scene that they believe could be human remains.


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