High Snow Banks - Newfoundland Power

February 27th, 2018

During the winter season, severe snowstorms and snow removal equipment can cause a build up of high snow banks near power lines. Overhead power lines are not insulated with a protective outer covering. Touching them, or even coming close to them, can cause serious injury or even death.

High snowbanks can bring children within contact range of live wires. Talk to your kids about the dangers of electricity and the no-go areas.

While we take care to maintain safe conditions around all of our properties, there may be instances when winter storms cause temporary snow build up around substations. Ensure your children know the dangers associated with entering a substation yard.

Posted on February 27th, 2018