GRU cautions against approaching downed power lines

Press release from Gainesville Regional Utilities

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville Regional Utilities cautions residents to stay away from downed power lines. Power lines are not insulated like power cords. You can’t smell, see or hear electricity, so there’s no way to determine if a downed power line is energized. Assume all downed power lines are live and maintain a safe distance. See the above graphic from Electrical Safety Foundation International.

Learn more at https://www.gru.com/myhome/powerlinesafety

    • I was just going to say…. anybody silly enough to grab a downed power line well, Darwin Award to that person.

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