Snowmobile Safety PSA

Be Aware of Power Lines and Transformers



Contact
Lori Buffington
Great River Energy
763-445-5714
lbuffington@grenergy.com

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Snowmobile safely: Be aware of power lines and transformers
Tues., March 4, 2014 -- Great River Energy reminds snowmobile enthusiasts of all ages to be cautious while snowmobiling. Heavy snow and drifting can bury electrical equipment, causing dangerous situations for snowmobilers. Please remember to be safe:

·Watch out for power poles, guy wires and electrical equipment that can be hidden in the snow. Heavy snowfalls can often bury transformer boxes and cabinets.

·Slow down, know the area where you are snowmobiling and stay on the trails.

·If you see a downed power line, STAY AWAY from it and call 911 to report it. There is no way to tell if a power line is energized just by looking at it. Always assume it is live and can carry currents strong enough to kill.

·Always wait for help to arrive before you approach an accident scene where a power line may be involved.

·Share this important information with family, friends and anyone you know who rides a snowmobile.

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by 28 member distribution cooperatives located from the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities, up to the Arrowhead region of Minnesota and down to the farming communities in the southwest part of Minnesota. For more information, please visit greatriverenergy.com.

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