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Widespread outages continue in Tennessee following blast

APTOPIX Nashville Explosion
Posted at 9:52 AM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 13:01:46-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — 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.