What To Do If You Encounter A Downed Powerline - April 14th 2016


What To Do If You Encounter A Downed Powerline


If you come across a downed power line, stay as far away from it as you can and call Fortis at 1-866-436-7847 (24 hours) and call 911 immediately.

Assume it is live.

Never touch a downed power line or anything near it.

Do not drive over down power lines.

Should a power line fall on your car when you're driving, slowly continue to move completely clear of it.

If your car can't move away from the power line, stay in the car until help arrives.

If a person or pet comes in contact with a power line, stay clear and call 911 immediately.

Do not touch them or the wire.

Here is a video made by Puget Sound Energy showing what to do if you car hits a power pole.