RE­PORT Stay clear of downed power lines

Coastal News - - Front Page - By CFO NIGEL AIREY Whanga­mata Fire Bri­gade

Three calls in­volv­ing mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents over the past two weeks for the bri­gade.

Two were mi­nor but on Sun­day night the po­ten­tial for in­jury was very high. A ve­hi­cle hit a pole at speed bring­ing down wires and hit­ting a parked car.

Tele­phone and power lines flicked over each other on im­pact. What was of con­cern was the num­ber of by­standers among these lines.

Please stay well clear of any downed lines, call 111 and be cau­tious around wa­ter when any power source is nearby.

Wish­ing you a safe week.

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