House stuck in road to be moved Monday

A full-sized house became stuck in the 200 block of East Live Oak Street in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, while it was being moved to a new location, according to a spokesperson for the City of Austin Mobility Department. (KEYE)

A house stuck in the middle of a South Austin road could be moved Monday at the earliest, according to the Austin Mobility Department.

According to the Austin Mobility Department, a company called Austin Home Movers received a citation after workers tried to move the duplex home from one lot to another on East Live Oak Street and got it stuck.

The house was too wide to fit through the residential street. It mangled cable lines, hit a telephone pole, and damaged several trees and yard plants.

Johnathan Byrd says he started hearing chainsaws outside his home around 2 a.m. Saturday. When he went outside, he says he found the movers trying to free the house from a tree in his yard.

“I thought he was going to die honestly. It was crazy. He was up there with a chain saw, cutting off a branch, climbing under power wires. It was insane,” said Byrd.

Byrd says the movers continued their efforts until giving up at about 10 a.m. Saturday. Several of the plants in his yard were torn from the ground, and a tree was completely cut down. The damage to the cable lines caused him to lose internet services.

According to the Austin Mobility Department, Austin Home Movers did not have the permit required to move the house through City of Austin streets, and the company is currently working on getting that permit.