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Securing the Area

Maintain a safety perimeter around downed power lines until you receive the all-clear from utility personnel.

Keep yourself, vehicles and equipment at least 100 feet away from downed distribution lines and at least 300 feet away from downed transmission lines. All safety clearances given here are minimums; always use the maximum possible distance.

Keep the public at least one span away from the downed line by establishing an exclusion zone.