Tukes warns against touching low-lying cables
04 Jan 2018, 00:17 ( 15 days ago) | updated: 04 Jan 2018, 14:58 ( 14 days ago)
The Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) has warned against touching low-hanging cables and cables hanging on trees.
Due to heavy snow piling, electric cables can drop metres below the normal height.
Some damaged electric networks may appear to have no defect but still can pose danger.
People should not remove snow on top of cables since a mere touch of a live cable could be life threatening.
The removal of snow from the cables is the work of electricity companies’ technicians, said Tukes.
Heavy snowfall has caused problems this winter in the electricity grid.