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Downed Power Lines

Always Stay Away!

High winds or accumulation of ice and/or snow can weigh down power lines and cause them to come down.

  • Downed wires should always be considered energized or "live", and extremely dangerous.
  • Do not approach or drive over a downed power line and do not touch anything it may be in contact with.
  • If a downed power line falls on a vehicle, passengers should stay in the vehicle until help arrives. If you have a cell phone with you call 911 or Newfoundland Power. If you do not have a phone with you, wind down the window to ask passersby to report for you.
  • Parents, talk to your children about the dangers associated with power lines.