Con Edison's web page
covers all aspects of Power Outages.
All wires are considered live and can kill. Live wires can whip up to 30 feet, STAY AWAY. Only Con Edison can determine if wires are safe.
Electricity from down wires can travel on other wires, fences, guard rails and cars. Treat these objects as live wires.
If wires fall on your car:
- DO NOT REMOVE THEM
- DO NOT GO NEAR THE CAR
- If you are inside the car; DO NOT GET OUT, you are safer in the car.
Call 911 for downed wires.