Power Lines: Downed Means Dangerous

Downed power lines are dangerous. Always assume the line is energized and avoid going near it or anything it is in contact with. You may see more electric lines down during the spring storm season so it is important to remember these safety tips:

• Notify the local co-op or call 911 if you see a downed power line.
• Never drive over a downed line.
• Never drive through water that may be touching a downed power line.
• Never try to move a downed power line.

A downed power line can energize the ground up to 35 feet away from it, so stay out of the danger zone and stay safe.