On Tuesday, May 29, travel got a little difficult at the intersection of Hwy
8 and 21 north due to an equipment failure on a semi with a big load. The
truck, belonging to Universal AM-CAN LTD. out of Michigan, was enroute to a holding area here with part of a wind turbine tower. The part was made in Fargo, N.D. by GE. The driver stated that an equipment failure on the trailer which allows it to steer itself did not function properly, and the
trailer ended up not making the turn. It took about four hours for Mike Winter with two tow trucks, a passing-by semi with a crane that stopped to help, and an end loader from town to get the truck and trailer back on track to finish their journey. The Tama County Sheriff's Department handled traffic at the scene, assisted by Dysart Police Chief, Jason Dunagan.