PUC Encourages Safety When Working Near Power Lines

State officials are taking time this week to give advice to residents before they work around power lines.

Wednesday was August 11th, also known as 8-1-1 Day, which brings awareness to the fact that people beginning yard work needs to call the 811 before they dig.

“Every year we see people who are trimming trees, cleaning gutters, doing other things, and there’s a power line behind you and you don’t think about it. You move, reach, turn and the ladder or pole makes contact with the wire and … Read more

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