Best safety practices for handling fallen power lines obstructing roads following an outage (power off)
Standard advice (understandably) is never touch a power line, no matter the circumstances.
However, many people following big storms, like the ones in Northern California that downed a lot of lines just yesterday, do in fact handle dead lines to clear them from the road so they can get somewhere they need to go.
I imagine the best practice is to hold tight if possible and not attempt any handling, even if you feel certain the lines are dead.
But if there is an emergency, and a person did have to move/cut/etc dead (or live) power lines, are there any guides on best practices?
Both advice during outages where the lines are dead, as well as live wire situations, are welcome. Thanks.
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