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...read more
How do squirrels safely walk on power lines? It’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day; let’s find out!
Whether you live on a Fairgrove Township farm or in a downtown Detroit duplex, odds are you encounter squirrels on a regular basis. These members of the family Sciuridae – a tribe of small- and medium-size rodents that includes chipmunks and prairie dogs – are...read more
There’s no doubt a fresh, glistening coat of new-fallen snow lining the streets, and ice-coated tree limbs, branches and rooflines can create seasonal warm and fuzzies, and deliver a heavy dose of winter nostalgia straight to our hearts. Michigan’s natural winter...read more
Traffic delays are nothing new for metro Detroiters. After all, many of us joke we only have two seasons in the Midwest – winter and construction – and natives of southeastern Michigan have become well-versed in navigating orange barrels, potholes and speed traps...read more
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...read more
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....read more
From Lehigh Valley News: PPL demonstrates what NOT to do around live power lines
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