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Power Line Safety

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.
  • Call 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.

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