ONEIDA COUNTY- The New Hartford Fire Department shared a few tips on what to do if people come across downed power lines.
If residents see downed powerlines follow these rules:
1. Don't touch them.
2. Don't run, shuffle away with your feet touching the ground at all times.
3. Call 911.
Residents in a car, follow these rules:
1. Don't drive over powerlines.
2. Stay in the vehicle until first responders get to the location if you can't drive away safely.
Stay at least 35 feet away from power lines.