POWER OUTAGE

For power outage,contact: 1-800-4-OUTAGE to report or check on status of outage.

But call 9-1-1 for downed power lines.

Avoid touching or approaching a fallen power line

Downed power lines are dangerous. Never touch them. For safety’s sake, always assume that a fallen power line is live, and follow these guidelines:

•Avoid touching the downed line with your hand or an object, such as a stick, broom or pole.

•Avoid touching anything, such as a car, object or equipment, or anyone who is in contact with a fallen power line.

•Keep children and pets away from fallen electric lines.

•Avoid driving over a fallen power line.

•Call 911 immediately to report a fallen power line.

Michele Bell, PIO

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