Decatur City Schools and much of the city had to deal with Spectrum internet outages after a wreck Tuesday night on U.S. 31 South near the American Legion post.

The school system's internet service finally turned back on at about 11 a.m. today, Elizabeth Gentle of DCS said.

City spokesperson Emily Long said the city’s internet service was back up about 9 a.m. Long said the outage impacted much of the city and also included Verizon cellphones.

Police Department spokesperson Irene Martinez said a dump truck and two cars were involved in wreck at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday that included a utility pole.

A Decatur Utilities crew had to shut off the electricity so emergency crews could rescue the dump truck driver who was trapped under a live wire, but no one was injured.

DU spokesperson Joe Holmes said this morning that two power poles were broken but the utility's outage management system did not show any outages after the wreck.

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(2) comments

Cindy Reid

The wreck happened at 10:30 Tuesday night and this morning the officials were rerouting traffic through the Target shopping center parking lot. That would have been useful information to know before I had to drive through a crowded parking lot. I have an idea, how about turning yourself into a quality newspaper and report information that would have helped your reader’s avoid a congested area. But, I guess we’re important enough for you. It was important enough for WAFF. They reported on it early. I will go to them each morning because our local media lets us down. Thanks for nothing!!

Jo Shaffer

I would agree with you, but nothing happens the way it's supposed to. SNAFU all the way, and the only thing to celebrate in 2021 are Covid-19 vaccinations! ☺

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