Primary Wire Across Road

Brief Description of Incident:

Worker was dispatched to a customer no power call at 08:00 and located a broken cutout hanging from the primary cable.   A customer flagged worker down and reported that he had found a downed primary line across the road up ahead.  He had placed material across the road as people had been driving over the line.

The primary line was still energized and laying across the road.  The line was immediately barricaded and de-energized for repairs.  Upon further investigation it was learned that the initial no power call came in at 03:00 and that this energized conductor laid across the road for over 5 hours.