Today, as people travel home from this weekend’s dual music festivals — CMA Fest in downtown Nashville and Bonnaroo in Manchester — travel on the interstates around here is a little slow. Bonnaroo wrapped up its last concert at 3 AM this morning, and folks have to vacate the campground by 11 AM (which also makes for very sleepy drivers):
.@AOMountedPatrol surveying #Bonnaroo campgrounds & waking up sleepyheads. #timetogo Campers need to be out by 11am. pic.twitter.com/Vk1YxE4Bl6
— Jessica Bliss (@JLBliss) June 13, 2016
Meanwhile, CMA Fest ended with a bang at 11:30 last night with its last concert at Nissan Stadium.
Just to add insult to injury, a tractor trailer flipped this morning on I-40 near its merge with I-24, east of the city. Officials are completely closing down both directions of I-40 from 9 AM till at least 2 PM for a hazmat cleanup — there’s fiberglass, resin, and fuel on and near the roadway.
And folks are not happy about it, to give just a few examples:
Traffic in #Nashville is crazy today
— Jesús Ortiz (@heyyyzuez) June 13, 2016
9:35 and this is what's happening in #nashvilletn #trafficjam #nashvilletraffic @NashTheTraffic pic.twitter.com/redEeDOYBT
— caroline wildfeuer (@cswildfeuer) June 13, 2016
Bout to be half an hour late to class w/ all dis Nashville traffic this morning but I don't even care cuz I'm jammin to @benrector ❤️
— Malena Marcase (@LetsGetMarcrazy) June 13, 2016
When you realize that #Bonnaroo & #CMAFest will be the same weekend again next year…#unreal @NashTheTraffic
— Josh (@JAKreft) June 13, 2016