Overturned truck blocking US 31 northbound

May 6–A dump truck overturned and blocked all northbound lanes of U.S.

31 near the Alabama 20 split just north of the Tennessee River causeway in Decatur for about two hours this afternoon, according to traffic officials. Decatur police spokeswoman Irene Cardenas-Martinez said patrol officers reopened the highway at about 3:30 p.m. Friday.

She said the accident involved a truck hauling dirt and it remains under investigation. “The male driver of the vehicle was sent to Huntsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” she said. Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Seth Burkett said the accident occurred about 1:20 p.m.

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