If you see a downed power line stop immediately and contact LREA toll free 1-800-657-5869.
Power lines knocked down by blizzards, high winds and vehicle accidents can be deadly. If you see a downed power line, make others in the area aware of the situation and call your power company immediately to report this problem.
Assume fallen wires are live wires and might be dangerous. Don't touch anything that may be in contact with the downed wire. Driving over fallen lines can result in damage to your cars tires.
If a wire falls on your car and you're in the vehicle, stay inside the automobile if possible. If you must get out of the vehicle, jump clear of the car with both feet together. If one foot is in the energized car and the other foot is in contact with the ground, your body will act as a conductor of electricity which can cause injury or death. In addition, contact with overhead wires, or an object touching the line, can cause serious injury or death.