Manufactured home gets snagged on cable lines on the way to Santa Barbara destination

Manufactured home gets caught on...

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A woman waiting for the delivery of her new manufactured home had to wait a little longer on Wednesday afternoon when half of the home she bought got snagged on a cable line.

It happened on Chapala Street, just past Micheltorena, in Santa Barbara.

Realtor Joan Roberts happened to be in the area when she saw the first half of the wide load stuck in the middle of the street.

"I came out of my meeting and thought oh my gosh, that's Janet's home, " said Roberts.

Roberts said the driver took Chapala to avoid a freeway overpass that was too low.

The driver eventually got back on the 101 at Mission and off again at Las Positas to take local streets.

Neighbors and business owners said wide loads have been stuck before on the one way street.

Police closed off a block of the road and firefighters used a tool to raise the cable line that drooped across the street.

Erin Griffin, who teaches Pilates nearby, said, "Apparently, we are not in Kansas any more, about once a month these trucks, they take down tree limbs or cable lines."

Firefighters helped the wide load get on its way after 3 p.m.

The two halves of the home were eventually delivered to a mobile home park on Old Mill Road.


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