Downed Power Lines
STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED POWER LINES.
High winds or accumulation of ice and/or snow can weigh down power lines and cause them to come down.
- Downed wires should always be considered energized or "live", and extremely dangerous.
- Do not approach or drive over a downed power line and do not touch anything it may be in contact with.
- If a downed power line falls on a vehicle, passengers should stay in the vehicle until help arrives.
- Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about the dangers associated with power lines.
To report a downed wire, broken pole or any damage
to our electricity system, please call Newfoundland Power’s
Outage Reporting Service (1-800-474-5711).
Think Safe. Live Safe.