Avoiding Down Power Lines

Never touch a downed power line or anything it may be touching. In particular, watch for puddles and fences. Treat every downed line as though it were live. Even a line that is not sparking or sizzling may be energized. If you see a downed power line, call us immediately at 503-472-6158 and follow the instructions below.

If you see someone in contact with a power line, don’t touch him or her, or you may become a victim, too. Call 911 immediately.

Finally, if you see repair crews working on downed power lines, please drive carefully. Expect delays and use caution when driving near any repair crews working to restore your power.