Crews working to clean up downtown after CMA Fest, Preds parties
Posted June 12
NASHVILLE, TN — Crews are still busy cleaning up downtown Nashville after the massive party for CMA Fest and Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
After approximately 70,000 people took the streets on Sunday night, it's now time to clean up what's left behind.
Crews are busy picking up trash, taking down the giant screen on Bridgestone Plaza that was used for watch parties and the tearing apart CMA Fest stages.
By 6 a.m. Monday, officials made enough progress to open Broadway back up to traffic for the first time in nearly a week.
This is impressive when you see what it looked like overnight. There were hundreds of beer bottles all over Broadway with trash everywhere.
Street sweepers were going back and forth for more than an hour cleaning the mess.
Erin Johnson, the assistant general manager of Mellow Mushroom, has lived in Nashville for nearly 20 years and said he's never seen anything as big as the party he witnessed Sunday night.
"There was something special about this city last night, and it was an amazing thing to watch. We had a viewing party on our rooftop, and it was electric up there," Johnson said.
Even though Broadway is back open, some side streets remain closed for another day. The northbound lane of 1st Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Church Street until 7 p.m. The southbound lane of 5th Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun Street to Broadway until 3 p.m.
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