Would you know what to do if you came across downed power lines? OPPD’s number one priority is safety – for our customers and our employees. With that in mind, use these tips for safety around downed power lines.
NEVER touch a downed power line or go near one. Always assume the line is live and high voltage.
Do not touch a fallen power line or anything touching the wire. This includes other people or equipment.
Keep children and pets away from fallen electric wires.
Do not drive over a fallen power line.
Call OPPD at 1-800-554-6773 or 911 immediately to report a fallen power line.
Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. Jodi earned her degree in broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She's worked for news stations from her hometown of Omaha to sunny San Diego. She’s married with two bright and energetic children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier. She and her husband enjoy catching up on some grown-up DVR time once the kiddos are asleep.