This time of year, we can fly kites on a warm, windy day and experience heavy, wet snow weighing down overhead power lines the next day.
Both circumstances are reason for brushing up on what you need to know to be safe around power lines.
Assume all utility lines are energized.
Never touch any utility wire, and do not touch anyone who is in contact with an electric wire.
Kites or balloons that contact power lines can cause shock or fire, so fly them away from overhead lines.
If you see a fallen line, fallen tree limbs, as well as anything they are touching-- such as puddles and fences -- stay far away. Keep pets and children away too.
Call 9-1-1 or call us at 448-4800.