Southwest Nashville escapes tornado damage but all Metro Nashville Public Schools to close March 3

Metro Nashville Public Schools are closed March 3 due to tornado damage throughout the county, according to the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Metro Nashville Public Schools are closed March 3 due to tornado damage throughout the county, according to the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Metro Nashville Public Schools are closed March 3 due to tornado damage throughout the county, according to the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A tornado touched down north of downtown Nashville early March 3, according to the National Weather Service in Nashville. The Metro Nashville Police Department confirmed two deaths in East Nashville.

As a result of the damage, Metro Nashville Public Schools will be closed March 3, according to the school district. MNPS offices will also be closed.

Additionally, all Metro Nashville offices will be closed today, according to the Nashville Office of Emergency Management.

Any voter in Davidson County whose polling location has been impacted by the storm can vote at the Davidson County Election Commission offices at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike or 800 Second Ave. S. Here are the other polling location changes:

Voters in Davidson County who are registered to vote at the following locations may vote at Donelson Presbyterian Church:


Hermitage Presbyterian

Dupont Tyler School

Hermitage Hills Baptist Church

Hermitage Community Center

TN School for the Blind

Two Rivers Middle School

Donelson Heights

Voters in Davidson County who are registered to vote at the following locations may vote at Pearl Cohn High School:

Hadley Park Community Center

Robert Churchwell Elementary School

Centennial Park Art Center

Fifteenth Ave. Baptist

Union Hall 737

Watkins Community Center

Voters in Davidson County who are registered to vote at the following locations may vote at Cleveland Community Center:

Ross Elementary School

East Community Center

Shelby Community Center

Martha O’Brian

Cora Howe School

Haynes Middle School will vote at Whites Creek Fire Station No. 25.

Looby Community Center will vote at Northwest YMCA.

Lead Brick Church Middle School will vote at Bellshire Elementary School.

Although public schools are closed March 3, the interview with director of schools candidate Rod Richmond will not be rescheduled, according to school board Chair Anna Shepherd. The interview, which begins at 4 p.m., is one of five scheduled this week for the five semifinalists for the district's open position for the director of schools.