(UPDATE) Decatur Police: Downed wires disrupt Scott Boulevard traffic againScott Boulevard at Clairemont Avenue. Image obtained via Google Maps
Decatur Police say fallen wires disrupted traffic on Scott Boulevard this morning, Aug. 22, less than 24 hours after a similar incident disrupted afternoon commutes along the busy road.
In an announcement on Facebook, the Police Department said, “One eastbound lane is closed on Scott Boulevard between Clairemont Avenue and Superior Avenue due to wires being pulled down by a passing truck.”
The lanes have all reopened as of 10:20 a.m. Aug. 22, police said.
Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said Thursday’s lane closure is “sort of ” related to what happened on Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 21, police said “downed wires” caused closures of the Eastbound lanes of Scott Boulevard between Clairemont Avenue and Superior Avenue, snarling traffic. Those lanes reopened a few hours later.
“The wires were pulled back up pending more work to be completed on them and a tall truck came through this morning and caught some of the same wires,” Ross said.