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UPDATE: Section of Centennial Blvd. to Remain Closed for Days Following Tanker Fire

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UPDATE: Metro Police tell FOX 17 News Thursday morning that  a portion of Centennial Blvd. will remain closed for at least a couple days, from 57th Avenue North to 61st Ave. N., near where the accident occurred. They say diesel fuel has eroded the pavement at Morrow and 63rd, closing that intersection, as well.

NASHVILLE, TN - Students and daycare children were evacuated to nearby schools after a tanker fire in west Nashville.

Metro students who live near the crash site at Centennial Blvd. and 61st Avenue were taken to Pearl-Cohn High School about 3 miles away from the scene and stayed as late as 5-o'clock this evening.
They are students who attend Cockrill elementary and McKissack Middle schools.

They gathered in the high school auditorium until a parent or guardian with an ID could check them out.

MNPS Spokesperson Olivia Brown says the school system blasted emails and messages to parents phones as soon as arrangements were made.

Angela Givens and her children stayed at the school together.. until their home was cleared for them to return.

St. Luke's Daycare was also evacuated.

Those students were taken to Nashville Prep.

It was a scary feeling for parents who live nearby.

The school system expects all things to function as normal tomorrow.

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