Thursday, June 19, 2014
What to do around downed wires
A truck is tangled up in wires on Henderson Ave. on Wednesday.
pickup truck accidentally snagged some overhead wires at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 45000 block of Henderson Ave.
The driver did the correct thing and remained in the vehicle until emergency crews could get him out.
The easy way to tell if the wires are "hot" is when looking at the pole, the lower wires are cable and telephone and the upper wires are electrical.
If the downed wires are on your vehicle, then you're safer staying in it rather than trying to get past possibly energized wires. If the situation is an emergency and ambulatory, then “bunny hop” clear of the vehicle and shuffle out of the hot zone with both your feet together and touching.
For more detailed safety information, visit BC Hydro's website here.
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