Always use extreme caution near wires and power lines; for your own safety, assume they are live and deadly.

If you see a downed line, keep everyone away and report it to us at 1-800-867-5222 immediately. Repairing downed power lines can be dangerous work, so please drive carefully when you spot our repair crews on the road.

If you see a downed power line, NEVER:


• Touch downed power lines or anything coming in contact with fallen lines

• Walk beneath overhead equipment, lines, or wires near a downed line

• Touch someone who is being electrically shocked. Call for rescue and/or emergency medical assistance and notify us at 1-800-867-5222 immediately to report a life-threatening emergency

• Handle or cut utility poles

• Burn old poles as firewood — this will expose you to the chemicals used to treat and preserve them