Wreck creates internet outage for city

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Sep. 8—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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