WEB EXTRA: Live Wire Shoots Flames
CLEVELAND — If there were ever a good reminder to stay away from downed wires, this video is it.
A wire brought down by the storm dangled at the intersection of Waterman Avenue and E. 61st Street in Cleveland.
It smoked, sparked, sizzled and shot flames.
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Fox 8′s Enrique Correa encountered it on his way to work on Tuesday morning.
Police and fire officials had roped off the dangerous area and were warning people to avoid it.
Remember to always be aware of downed power lines, especially during severe weather.
Even if they’re not sparking, never touch or attempt to move a downed or hanging wire.
Call 911 or your local utility company to address the problem.
Cleveland Public Power’s trouble line is (216) 664-3156.
If a line comes down on your car, stay inside, roll down your window and warn others to stay away.
Call authorities or ask a passerby to make the call.
The only time you should exit a vehicle with a downed line on it is if it has caught fire.
In that case, open the door and jump with both feet together to avoid contact with the car.