According to 1st Lt. Barry Nichols of Station No. 1, the truck crashed into the front of the Town Hall, destroying the front window and knocking out part of the front of the building.
So the Town Hall is closed for repair and the face of the volunteer fireman is probably as red as the department’s fire trucks. Fortunately, the accident happened on a Sunday and no was working in the town hall.
Floyd Mayor Will Griffin says the incident is the latest piece of bad news for Floyd. Town Manager Lance Terpenny is recovering from a nasty case of road rash after laying a motorcycle down to avoid a deer over the holiday weekend. Town Clerk Karen Hodges faces surgery for neck problems and another town employee is out for more than a month with a bad back.
“The town is just falling apart,” Griffin says with a wink.
(Updated at 6:41 p.m. to add information and to correct a mistake. The truck in question belonged to a volunteer fireman and was not a fire truck as previously. My thanks to Lt. Nichols for providing us with the accurate information. My apologies for the mistake.)