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Ridgewood Police Department : Downed Power Lines are Dangerous

Ridgewood Police Department : Downed Power Lines are Dangerous

photo courtesy of Ridgewood Police Department

March 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Wires installed on utility poles carry electricity. And when wires are down, they are dangerous—electricity can still flow through them.
Never assume that a downed or low hanging power line is not energized, as it still could be “live.”

TO REPORT A DOWNED WIRE: Call 1-800-436-PSEG and tell PSE&G the nearest cross street or the number of a nearby pole that has not been damaged and is away from any downed wires. The pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole.

Never go near or touch an electrical wire. Never go near or touch anything or anyone that has come in contact with an electrical wire.
Stay at least 300 feet away from all downed wires–and keep others from going near them as well. Call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 or the Ridgewood Police Department 201-652-3900

2 thoughts on “Ridgewood Police Department : Downed Power Lines are Dangerous

  1. I wondered this past one the police fire or emergency services did not put out any kind of flares at the scene. Is this a change in protocol. Just wondering. Because we need some kind of new updated system when a tree comes down or telephone pole with wires barricades conscious just not doing it.some locations at least had tape. Some had cones, some had barricades .

  2. Aren’t cars required to not park on the street during a snow emergency? What are all those cars doing there?

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