18
March
2019
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06:59 PM
America/New_York

Downed and Dangerous

If you see a downed power line, always assume it’s energized and dangerous. Avoid going near it or anything in contact with the power line. Also, follow these tips:

  • Never drive over a downed power line or through water that’s touching a line.
  • Downed power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet away – so keep your distance.
  • If you see a downed power line, call Jackson EMC immediately at 1-800-462-3691.
  • Never try to move a downed power line, even if you think the line is de-energized or if you’re using a non-conductive item.

For more information, visit jacksonemc.com/safety.