Downed Lines: Stay Safe, Stay Away
At Green Mountain Power, we are committed to safety and that includes the safety of our employees, our customers and our community. And that’s why we wanted to share that downed lines are incredibly dangerous and could be deadly. Never touch them, and always assume that a fallen line is live.
Also, assume anything touching a line is also energized. Never attempt to remove trees or limbs from a utility line. If the line is blocking the road or in contact with a vehicle with people inside, call 911. Then call GMP. Anyone in the vehicle should remain there until help arrives as it is the safest place to be. If the car is on fire, the best way to exit the vehicle is to jump out and away from the vehicle, keeping feet together, and hop or shuffle away from the scene. Those outside the vehicle should stay at least 50 feet away.
These are some safety tips that could save your life and those you love. Remember stay safe and stay away. At GMP, safety is at the front of everything we do. Find more safety information in our Safety Guide.
by Kristin Carlson