Survey: Nashville ranked in top 20 of most congested cities

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new survey says Nashville has some of the biggest traffic snarls in the nation and the congestion is only getting worse.

Knoxville, however, was ranked as having one of the smoothest commutes in major cities in the country.

The survey was conducted by TomTom, the technology company that makes GPS-navigation devices.

The survey ranked Nashville as the 19th most congested city in America, and showed a 2 percent increase in congestion since 2015. Los Angeles was ranked No. 1 in terms of traffic snarls.

Memphis was ranked No. 41.

The report found that Knoxville drivers spent less time in traffic jams than any of the 71 U.S. cities that were ranked in TomTom’s Annual Traffic Index, and congestion had gone down by 2 percent in the last year.

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