Road reopens after 18-wheeler overturns in Decatur

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UPDATE: The intersection of 6th Avenue and Wilson Street is now clear but officials ask you to avoid the area due to congestion.

The road reopened before 11:00 a.m.

DECATUR, Ala. – Three lanes of traffic were blocked by an overturned truck near the Tennessee River Wednesday morning.

Decatur officials said around 9 a.m. that an 18-wheeler carrying fertilizer had overturned at 6th Avenue and Wilson Street, blocking three northbound lanes.

One lane was temporarily open on Wilson Street to turn toward Athens, but officials said it would be closed soon for road cleanup.

No one was hurt.

Officials said the cleanup could take about two hours, and they were asking drivers to avoid the area if possible.

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