Temporary road closure on Oct. 31 for ‘Halloween House’

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2020) – A temporary road closure is planned along part of Nebraska Avenue for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 12 a.m.

The closure is necessary to create a safer environment for drivers and pedestrians expected to visit the annual “Halloween House” residential attraction on Nebraska Avenue, between Newridge Road and Newhaven Road.

The small stretch of road will be blocked to through traffic. However, residents will still be able to get to and from their homes during this time.

The police department requests patience and understanding as officers work to ensure the safety of Oak Ridge citizens.

COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

“This year, the family of the Halloween House said that those attending will be asked to practice social distancing and wear masks,” Interim Oak Ridge Fire Chief Travis Solomon said. “The family has placed hand sanitizer at the entrance and said they will disinfect every hour to accommodate for COVID-19 safety precautions.”

Anyone with questions about the temporary road closure should contact the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-3504.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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