Lines company Vector has stopped live line work where possible and will shut off power when notified of low hanging or downed power lines on its network. Chief executive Simon Mackenzie says it wants to ensure community safety. When alerted to a low hanging or downed line, Vector will remotely shut down power to that area, before crews arrive on site. As a precaution, all lines should be considered live at all times. It urges the public not to approach low hanging or downed lines without approval from emergency services or a Vector crew attending on site.