A crane belonging to a local tree trimming company fell on the garage of a Royal Oak house on the 1100 block of Second Street Thursday afternoon.
No one was reported hurt in the incident and Royal Oak police and fire are on the scene, securing the area and developing a strategy to lower the vehicle, which is currently jack-knifed in the air.
Homeowner Karen Johns was having a maple tree removed and was watching the company work from her front yard. She said she saw the cab of the truck start to wiggle, and then saw the truck slowly rise in the air.
"I heard a crash and saw it falling on my neighbor's garage," Johns said.
"Everyone scurried to see if the tree trimmer and crane operator were OK, and when we found out that they were, everyone just got sick that it happened," she said.
According to DTE spokesperson Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, the crane hit power lines and knocked out power for 979 DTE customers between 11 Mile and Lincoln roads, from approximately Main Street to Campbell.
The Royal Oak Fire Department is on the scene, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jim Cook. Cook added Fire Station No. 1, which is at the corner of Sixth Street and Troy Street, has not been affected by the outage.