Downed power lines can cause severe and fatal injury

Digital Journal – Electrical Safety Authority in Ontario warns the public to stay at least 35 feet away from downed power lines until utility workers have disconnected the power and declared the area safe.

Severe and even fatal injuries can happen if these power lines were touched. ESA warns residents to stay away from these power lines and to always assume that these power lines are alive.

Bad weather in Eastern and Southern Ontario will likely affect the power system and may lead to longer outage within the area.

Here are some electrical safety tips during a storm:

1. Stay 35 feet away from downed power lines.
2 Stop clearing snow debris until power has been disconnected.
3. Call your local hydro company to trim branches away from overhead power lines.
4. Only use generators in a well ventilated and dry areas.

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