倒下的电线安全提示

倒下的电线

Fallen electric lines are extremely dangerous and can cause injury or possibly even death. Don’t risk your safety or the safety of those around you. Instead, your actions can help avoid creating a hazardous situation. These tips can help you stay safe when you encounter downed power lines and when working around overhead or underground electric lines.

What if my vehicle comes in contact with a downed power line?

  1. If an overhead wire falls across your vehicle while you are driving, avoid stopping. Instead, continue to drive away from the line. If your vehicle stalls, remain calm and stay inside your vehicle until emergency help arrives.
  2. If your vehicle hits a power pole or electrical equipment, such as a pad-mounted transformer box, remain inside the vehicle and call 9-1-1 immediately. The ground around your vehicle may be energized. 
  3. Wait for emergency crews to arrive to de-energize the equipment and don't get out of the vehicle until they tell you it's safe to do so. 
  4. Warn others not to touch the vehicle and direct them to call 9-1-1 or 西班牙&E远离安全距离. Anyone who comes into contact with the vehicle or the ground around the vehicle can be injured. 
  5. If you must leave the vehicle for safety reasons, open the door or window and jump clear without touching the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Be careful not to fall back against the vehicle and make sure to avoid touching any wires on the ground.

How can I stay updated about an unplanned outage caused by a downed or broken power line?

Stay informed with outage notifications by making sure your contact information is up-to-date and your notifications preferences are updated:

  1. physicscafe.net/MyAccount and create an account or update your current information
  2. Click on the "警报 and Subscriptions" tab
  3. Select ‘Outage 通知’ from the drop-down menu
  4. From there, choose the way you want to stay informed

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How can I stay safe if I work near overhead electric lines?

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  1. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when working in close proximity to overhead electric lines.
  2. 保留所有机械, equipment and materials such as scaffolding, 工具, 船的桅杆, 水果采摘波兰人, 天线, 卫星天线, 泳池撇水器把手, 金属梯子, 等. and any people at least 10 feet away from the lines.
  3. If it looks like lines will be in your way, call 西班牙&电话1-800-411-西班牙E. Depending on the nature of your job, 西班牙&E might be able to turn off the electricity, cover the lines or even move them temporarily while you complete your work.
  4. Remember: freeing a person or animal from an electric line should only be attempted by a qualified electrical worker.