Caution – Multiple downed power lines, keep clear…

//Caution – Multiple downed power lines, keep clear…

Caution – Multiple downed power lines, keep clear…

Today’s snow storm has taken down a number of trees, and power lines. There are multiple power lines down around the Canyon.

When driving (and especially walking) around the Canyon please keep away from downed lines.

The safest approach is to treat all downed lines as live.

When CCCFD respond to down lines we keep one (or more) span lengths (the length between two power poles) away because live/charged lines – shorting into the ground – can kick up and move themselves, theoretically as much as the length between two poles. Keep away, the power in these lines is significant.

Thanks for your help keeping the community safe, including “see something, say something”, which applied here. Call 911 if you se downed power lines or downed trees that could cause problems. Do not approach them yourself.

By |2018-05-03T11:41:10+00:00May 3rd, 2018|

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