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Posted on: May 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Safety Message from Eversource

This reminder is sent to you at the request of Eversource:

United Illuminating and Eversource field crews have witnessed people moving, driving over and walking over downed power lines. This is a potentially dangerous and deadly situation should these lines be live.

United Illuminating and Eversource remind customers to be mindful of downed wires when clearing brush and storm debris.

  • Always consider them live and dangerous, even if they show no signs of being energized.
  • Stay far away and avoid anything that may be in contact with them.
  • Keep children and pets safely indoors.

Report downed wires to UI at 800-722-5584

Call Eversource at 800-286-2000 to report an electric outage, or go online at

For gas leaks, call Eversource at 877-944-5325.

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