Never Go Near a Downed Power Line, Even if You Think it's No Longer Carrying Electricity!
Call 911 immediately if you see a downed power line. Assume all downed lines are energized and dangerous. Downed power lines can energize the ground and nearby objects. Stay at least 30 feet away from any downed or low-hanging power line and any other object that could be energized. (Note: Please only call 911 if you actually see a downed wire. Do not assume a wire is down if your power is out.)