Storm Safety - Downed Power Lines

Never assume that a downed power line is not energized - it could still be live. To report a downed wire, call 800-436-7734. Tell PSE&G the nearest cross street or the number of the nearby pole that has not been damaged and is away from the downed wires. The pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole. Stay at least 300 feet away from all downed wires.

Do not go near or touch an electrical wire. Never go near or touch anything or anyone that has come in contact with an electrical wire.
Follow these important tips:
  • Consider all wires live
  • Don't touch anything
  • Never drive over wires
  • Stay far away