Semi truck gets tangled in live wire in St. Clair Shores

Truck gets tangled in live wire behind Arby's near 9 Mile Road, Harper Avenue

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - A semi truck struck a telephone wire behind the Arby's restaurant near 9 Mile Road and Harper Avenue, leaving the intersection without power.

St. Clair Shores police and fire worked to fix what police called a mess. The truck was tangled in the live wire behind the restaurant which is on the corner of Harper Avenue and Oconnor Street.

The truck driver was safely rescued from the cabin. He was trapped inside for about an hour.

DTE Energy had a crew working to shut power off so they can get the truck out of there.

No injuries have been reported.

Firefighters say the truck driver was trying to make a delivery in the back of the restaurant when he hit some lines. He stopped, stayed in the cab and called for help.

People inside the Arby's were told to get out because there was concern that a fire could start.

"There's stuff that we're concerned about the building because it's energized," said St. Clair Shores Fire Chief George Moorehouse. "We want to hopefully get this resolved quickly so we don't have a fire in the building. (Firefighters) are in holding pattern because the building technically is a giant toaster oven waiting to go."

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