If it's down or damaged. It's a danger. Dial 911.

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See a downed, damaged power line or pole? Dial 911

We want you to be aware of the dangers of fallen power lines and know what to do if you were to come across one. It all comes down to three simple words: 'Down. Danger. Dial.'; meaning if you come across a downed line, consider it a danger, stay back at least 10 metres and dial 911 immediately.

We want to make it easy for you to remember that fallen power lines are dangerous and encourage you to take action.

But just how down does a line have to be before it's considered a danger? And what about other types of damage? What about broken power poles? Are you supposed to call 911 for those as well?

Take a look at the images in the slideshow above to see other types of damage to power lines and poles that you may come across and what you should do.

The bottom line is, if you're unsure what to do, it's best to be safe and call 911.

Stormy weather brings higher risk of damage

Damage to our electrical infrastructure is more common during the fall and winter months as high wind and rain can cause trees and branches to knock down lines and damage poles. This makes it important to be even more vigilant this time of year, and to inform others too.

Although power outages can occur for a variety of reasons, there's a big increase in damage and outages caused by storms at this time of year.

Learn how to prepare your home and your business and where to get information on current outages, including maps of outage areas and updates on restoration progress.