Sunday 5 p.m.: DTE Energy workers are on the scene replacing a pole that supported the signal heads at Main Street and Harrison Avenue in Royal Oak. The pole was knocked down by a vehicle early Saturday morning.
The knocked over pole caused the traffic signal heads to droop near the ground and forced the closure of Main Street between Parent and Harrison Avenues.
One of the of the signal heads was damaged Sunday evening as crews lowered the traffic lights to the ground before replacing the pole. Saturday 9:53 a.m.: Signal heads on South Main Street, near Harrison Avenue, are dangling near the ground after an early morning crash knocked down a pole that supported the traffic signals' guy-wires.
The Royal Oak Department of Public Service was on the scene this morning. A worker said a call came in to DPS at around 2:30 a.m.
Neighbors report being awoken just past midnight.
"Immediately after the crash we heard some pretty blood-curdling screams," said Jay Dunstan.
The Royal Oak Fire Department reports one person had minor injuries in the single-car incident.
No word yet as to when the pole, which fell near the George & Daughter Hair Port, will be replaced so Main Street can reopen between West Harrison and Parent Avenues.