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STAY AWAY from sagging or downed POWER LINES Downed trees can create power outages for you and your neighbors. Let's work together to keep the lights on and be safe this winter. 1. When you see power lines on the ground, stay away, warn others to stay away and contact MVEA or 911. Lines do not have to be arcing or sparking to be live. 2. Any utility wire, including telephone or cable lines that are sagging or down, could be in contact with an energized power line, also making them dangerous. So, stay away from all lines. 3. Downed trees and power lines do not mix well. Be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. Downed power lines can energize objects around it, such as chain link fences and metal culverts. 4. Get your property winter ready. Look for possible problem trees and contact MVEA. Visit www.mvea.coop/tree-trimming to learn more about MVEA's tree trimming services. To learn more about storm and outage safety, visit www.mvea.coop/safe-electricity. AMred Coperie MOUNTAIN VIEW ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative www.mvea.coop (800) 388-9881 Stay Connected: Like. Follow. Share. STAY AWAY from sagging or downed POWER LINES Downed trees can create power outages for you and your neighbors. Let's work together to keep the lights on and be safe this winter. 1. When you see power lines on the ground, stay away, warn others to stay away and contact MVEA or 911. Lines do not have to be arcing or sparking to be live. 2. Any utility wire, including telephone or cable lines that are sagging or down, could be in contact with an energized power line, also making them dangerous. So, stay away from all lines. 3. Downed trees and power lines do not mix well. Be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. Downed power lines can energize objects around it, such as chain link fences and metal culverts. 4. Get your property winter ready. Look for possible problem trees and contact MVEA. Visit www.mvea.coop/tree-trimming to learn more about MVEA's tree trimming services. To learn more about storm and outage safety, visit www.mvea.coop/safe-electricity. AMred Coperie MOUNTAIN VIEW ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative www.mvea.coop (800) 388-9881 Stay Connected: Like. Follow. Share.