Springtime reminder: Call 8-1-1 first, so you know what’s below before you hoe

PORTLAND, Ore.(KTVZ) — Every six seconds in America, someone risks their life by striking an underground utility line. Pacific Power urges customers to protect themselves and their families and change this alarming statistic with one simple act: dialing 8-1-1 two days before doing any digging.

“Installing a mailbox or post for a deck or planting a tree are among the many commonplace projects that should trigger a call to 8-1-1,” said Joe Cissna, Pacific Power’s director of safety and training, referring to…Read More

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