Published: January 10, 2017
Don’t touch or get near a fallen or dangling power line. Call 9-1-1.
For safety’s sake, always assume that a fallen power line is live, and follow these guidelines:
- Avoid touching the downed line -- with your hand or an object, such as a stick, broom or pole.
- Avoid touching anything in contact with a fallen power line, such as a car, object or equipment, or person.
- Avoid driving over a fallen power line.
9-1-1 immediately to report a fallen power line.
- If a power line touches your car, stay inside your car. Use your mobile phone to call
9-1-1 and wait for emergency help.