Fallen line de­liv­ers shock to res­i­dents

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

OSWALD Street res­i­dents were shocked to find a fallen power line, which was still live, ly­ing on the road on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Lo­cals were alerted to the fallen line just be­fore 3pm when it was driven over by a car, caus­ing a mas­sive bang.

‘‘I thought it was a mo­tor­bike at first. I’m just so thank­ful the driver wasn’t hurt at all,’’ res­i­dent Jes­sica Emini said.

Jes­sica and her neigh­bours quickly took charge of the sit­u­a­tion, form­ing a perime­ter of wheelie bins around the live line be­fore call­ing emer­gency ser­vices.

Kyabram Fire Brigade’s Sec­ond Lieu­tenant Peter Fer­gu­son com­mended them on their quick think­ing.

‘‘It was a good idea to put those wheelie bins out and stop traf­fic,’’ he said.

‘‘Still, in dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions like these, we urge peo­ple to stay as far away from power lines as pos­si­ble. A min­i­mum of eight me­tres at least. Just keep your dis­tance, stay safe and let the fireys do their job.’’

Pow­er­cor ar­rived later to reat­tach the line.

Emer­gency ser­vices are un­sure what caused the pow­er­line to fall.

Emer­gency ser­vices ar­rive at the scene of the fallen power line in Oswald St.

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