What to do if you see a downed power line
A downed power line is a danger. Stay back and call 911.
Always assume that downed or damaged power lines are live, even if they’re not sparking or making any sound. If you come across a downed or damaged line, follow these steps:
1. Stay back at least 10 metres. That’s about the length of a city bus.
2. Dial 911 and let them know that a power line has fallen or is damaged.
3. Keep others in the vicinity at least 10 metres away.
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