Wreck shuts down portion of US-31 in Decatur, knocks out Spectrum internet


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

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