Underground Electric Lines
Hazards you don’t see, like underground electric lines, are easy to ignore or forget. Yet the danger is just as great. Digging, drilling or blasting can damage these underground lines and cause electrocution or fire.
To avoid accident, simply call Gopher State One-Call at 1-507-252-1166, or 811. They’ll send someone to your site to show you exactly where our lines are buried. Best of all, this service is free.
Fallen Electric Lines
Fallen electric lines are extremely dangerous.
Report any downed lines to Willmar Municipal Utilities immediately by calling 320-235-4422. Never touch a downed line or anyone in contact with the line. Always assume a downed line is live.
Beware of a downed electric line touching a vehicle. Stay clear of the vehicle and the electric line. If an electric line touches your vehicle while you are inside, remain calm and follow these directions:
- If you can do so safely, stay inside the vehicle until emergency help arrives.
- Warn others to stay away from the vehicle and direct them to call Willmar Municipal Utilities.
- If you must get out of the vehicle for safety reasons, jump clear. Do not touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time.