Multiple downed powerlines have caused dangerous situations lately.
 
After a windstorm blew through the area, FortisAlberta was busy for multiple days.
 
In situations where the lines are near houses, Alana Antonelli with FortisAlberta said people could be in danger if they go too close.
 
"If anybody is ever to come across a downed line, you should always assume it is live and stay 10 metres away."
 
Last year in Alberta, there was multiple reports of injuries caused by downed live powerlines.
 
"Things that are touching the line can be energized, including the ground," added Antonelli.
 
On Monday (Jun.11), over 400 customers in Strathcona County and Sturgeon County were without power due to heavy winds uprooting trees, which then landed on the lines.
 
In emergency situations, people should call 911, but in a non-emergency cases, people can call FortisAlberta at 403-310-9473.
 
 

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