Good morning, Nashville. We thought that we had put the whole water main break fiasco behind us last week, but then five more of them broke on Lower Broad over the weekend and flooded our main drag. Most businesses along Broadway from 4th Ave. to the riverfront were left without water for the weekend and the street was covered in ice. The fifth line broke yesterday and crews are still working on it as of this morning and Lower Broad is still closed. Officials are also warning us that thawing temperatures over the next few days could actually lead to more problems.
- Oh, CJ. Fresh of a record-breaking season, Chris Johnson is embarking on a new career as spokesman. For Johnson & Johnson baby lotion. We love us some CJ2k, but as avid fans of his Ustream channel, we’re not entirely sure this is the best fit.
- No bus strike for now. We’d somehow missed that there was an MTA bus strike in the works, but it looks like it won’t be a problem anytime soon. Drivers were angry about a new policy that allows MTA to fire them after eight absences and have threatened to go on strike if the policy isn’t reversed.
- Bits & pieces. We might get some more snow tonight, though forecasters are going out of their way to emphasize that it won’t be much … Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is finally sending out those security breach letters … Rep. Steve Cohen is delivering a featured talk at the Marijuana Policy Project gala.
Photo by wjb13.
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