AT&T Outages Reported In Wake Of Nashville Explosion

AT&T internet and phone service was disrupted beginning at about noon CST throughout Tennessee and several surrounding states after an explosion in downtown Nashville.

Per the Tennessean, multiple local police departments “reported the outage was disrupting 911 access, including some non-emergency lines, in their jurisdictions.”

The map below from downdetector.com shows which areas were reporting downtime, highlighted in orange.

Police located a suspicious RV parked outside a nearby AT&T building near Second Avenue and Commerce Street in downtown Nashville before 6 a.m., when at first responding to calls of shots fired, said police spokesperson Don Aaron. 

While there was no evidence of shots being fired, officers received information that the RV possibly contained a bomb. The Nashville Police Department’s bomb squad was en route when a “significant explosion” happened about 30 minutes later, per Aaron.

Authorities are treating the blast, which rocked dozens of nearby buildings, as an “intentional act.”

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Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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