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How to stay safe around downed power lines

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With strong winds battering Mid-Michigan, power outages are numerous in a few of our counties.

Watch the video or check out a few safety tips in case you come across downed power lines.

  • Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines. Always report downed lines to your utility company.
  • NEVER touch a downed power line. Lines may still be charged even if they are not sparking.
  • NEVER try and move a downed line yourself. Using a tree branch or other object can cause the charge to jump from the line to you.

Stay safe, stay away, and call your utility company to report downed power lines.

CONSUMERS ENERGY CONTACT: 800-477-5050 OR call 9-1-1 to report hazardous downed power lines.

DTE ENERGY CONTACT: 800-477-4747 OR call 9-1-1 to report hazardous downed power lines.

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