Tennessee Tourism Issues Statement in Response to Mid-State Flooding

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 | 4:41am

NASHVILLE - On May 1 and 2, the city of Nashville and some of the surrounding cities and counties in Tennessee experienced record-breaking rains. While the overall impact of this weekend's weather has not been fully assessed, some of Nashville's popular attractions have sustained flood damage and will be closed for several weeks. However, many of Nashville's attractions, restaurants, hotels and historic sites remain open for business.

In addition, travelers to other major Tennessee tourism destinations, including Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, the Smoky Mountains and Northeast Tennessee, will find these locations without incident and 100% operational.

It is recommended that visitors planning a trip to Middle Tennessee check the website of the individual attractions, as well as the lodging facility, for continuous updates.  For Nashville specific information, check visitmusiccity.com for the latest info and hotel information, or call (615) 259-4747 or (800) 657-6910. You can also check updated postings for the Nashville area on facebook or twitter. For road closures and to plan trip routes, use the Department of Transportation website.  Click here for the Smartway TDOT map of road conditions.

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