A crew was dispatched to the scene to cut the power supply to the tower, Rutledge said.
Five homes and a daycare center were evacuated as a precaution. About 20 children and 10 adults were moved to a parking lot across the street, away from the hazardous area, Rutledge said.
Bethany Lee told the AJC her home was one of those evacuated. She and other neighbors were concerned about the possibility of the tower falling, she said.
"I am amazed that it did not collapse," Lee said. "That was our biggest worry because all of our homes would have been in grave danger."
No injuries were reported.