Downed power lines: Knowing what to do can save your life

Electricity powers our lives in so many ways. So much so, that most of us wouldn’t know how to get by without it. But when power lines come down, that same electricity that energizes our days can quickly become a matter of life or death. DTE Energy is committed to...

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Between the Poles: What are those wires?

Ok, so you’ve probably noticed there are quite a few wires on a utility pole, and that not all of them provide electricity. But what are the rest of them for, and what’s that barrel that looks like an oil drum hanging near them? Let’s start from the top. Utility poles...

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What to do if a power line falls on your vehicle

Imagine that suddenly the car you’re riding in swerves to miss another car and you strike a utility pole. When your airbags finally settle and you come to the realization you were in an accident, you look up and there is an electrical wire laying across your vehicle....

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From Lehigh Valley News: PPL demonstrates what NOT to do around live power lines

You don’t ever want to make contact with a power line.

If there’s one lesson to take away from PPL’s safety demonstration Thursday afternoon in Allentown, that’s the big one. And it applies not just to physical contact, but to digging, too.

To read the full article, visit: WATCH: PPL demonstrates what NOT to do around live power lines

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