Downed power line safety

  • Stay away from downed wires.
  • Always assume any downed wire is an energized power line and call immediately.
  • Be cautious when clearing fallen tree limbs and debris.

Call 911 if the situation is an emergency.

Stay away from downed wires. Keep others away, too. Always assume any downed wire is an energized power line and call us immediately.

LG&E Residential
502-589-1444 or 800-331-7370

KU/ODP Residential
800-981-0600

There is no way to tell if a downed wire is an energized power line, or a cable or telephone wire. We urge you to report any downed wire immediately.

Be cautious when clearing fallen tree limbs and debris from your yard after a storm. Avoid making contact with branches or debris that may be in contact with downed power lines.