More Storm Cleanup tips from Alliant

More Storm Cleanup tips from Alliant

 

  1. Don’t attempt to remove tree limbs stuck in or touching power lines – call Alliant Energy for assistance.
  2. Call a professional to trim trees near power lines.
  3. When tree trimming or removing branches – whether standing on the ground or using a ladder, pole or crane — stay at least 10 feet away from any electric lines.
  4. Don’t let anyone climb trees near power lines.
  5. Keep children and pets away from utility equipment, including meters and transformers.
  6. Don’t go near downed power lines, especially if they are tangled in trees or other vegetation.
  7. Always assume a downed line is energized and dangerous, even if it’s not jumping or sparking. If you see a downed line or damaged utility equipment, call Alliant Energy.
  8. Call 811 to locate underground utility lines before starting any project that requires digging. This would include digging to remove what is left from downed trees. It’s simple, free – and it’s the law.