What do I do if I see a downed power line?
Downed power line
If you see a fallen or broken power line, stay at least 10 metres or a bus-length away (33 feet). Then, call 911 and ensure no other bystanders move to within 10 metres of the line.
Learn more about identifying damage to power lines, including broken crossarms, lines on the ground, and trees on power lines, in this illustrated story about Down. Danger. Dial.
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