(Photograph: Westar uses a "hot trailer" to demonstrate power line safety)
It is possible for a power line to come down during certain events like severe storms or vehicle or construction equipment accidents. Outages caused by downed power lines can be extended due to safety issues and often affect a large number of customers.
Downed power lines should always be treated as they are energized. Having an energized power line fall on your car puts you at risk of being electrocuted. The following steps could save your life: