Downed and Dangerous

If you see a downed power line, always assume it is energized and dangerous. Avoid going near it, getting anything in contact with it and call our 24-hour outage line at 651-463-6201.

Downed power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet away ­— so keep your distance.

Never drive over a downed line or through water that is touching the line.

If you see a downed line, notify the local authorities immediately.

Never try to move a downed power line, even if you think the line is deenergized or if you’re using a non-conductive item — this will not prevent injury or death!

*Please note, this is not a comprehensive safety checklist. If you have ongoing electrical or wiring     issues, please call a licensed electrician.

 Source: ESFI.org

Electrical Safety Checklist