DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur commuters and residents woke up to a traffic and internet issue Wednesday morning.
Decatur Police said a three-vehicle wreck Tuesday night knocked down power and cable lines onto US-31. No serious injuries were reported.
Due to the downed lines, Decatur Police shut down US-31 between AL-67 and the Target entrance, detouring drivers through the Target parking lot.
In addition, Decatur Police reported Spectrum is experiencing service issues as well; a Decatur City Schools spokesperson reported phones and internet were out at all DCS buildings as a result.
The issues didn’t stop with DCS; a spokesperson from the City of Decatur said the internet outage took down city websites as well throughout most of the early and mid-morning.
However, service was restored for the City just after 9:30 a.m. and most of Decatur City Schools just after 11 a.m.
However, Decatur City Schools officials said four schools still had no phone or internet service as of Wednesday afternoon:
- Austin High School
- Decatur Middle School
- Decatur High School
- Julian Harris Elementary School