A downed line is an emergency
Remember to stay back at least 10 metres from a fallen power line and dial 911
We want to keep you and your family safe from downed power lines. That means being able to recognize what a downed line looks like, knowing how far back to stay (10 metres), and understanding that a downed line is always dangerous – even if it's not buzzing or sparking like in the movies.
Be prepared – keep your family safe around power lines
Being prepared for winter means more than changing your tires, it means knowing what to do in the event of a downed power line, and ensuring your family has provisions and supplies required should you be caught in a power outage.