Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | 12:03 PM
Wednesday morning, a large dump truck loaded with mostly muddy dirt, headed south on Highway 13 at the intersection of Highway 195, pulled away from the traffic light. As it did, pins holding the back gate in place failed and the truck dumped a load of dirt on the highway for almost a block. The Haleyville Fire Department dispatched a pumper and tanker to wash the road and sidewalk clean. The irony is the mud was washed into the storm water drain and will, over time, return to where it originated at the construction site of the new culvert the state has installed at the intersection Highway 13 and 8th Avenue.