NPPD Reminds Farmers To Be Careful Around Power Lines

COLUMBUS- Nebraska Public Power District is reminding farmers to “look up and around” for power lines when harvesting this fall.

A little over a week ago, a grain trailer came into contact with an NPPD power line, resulting in damage to the tires on the grain trailer and to the line itself. Transmission and Distribution Manager Art Wiese noted that taking a few minutes to look for overhead electric lines can save lives. If contact is made, remaining inside the equipment until help arrives is critical to everyone’s safety. NPPD also says the equipment doesn’t have to actually touch the power line to be in danger.

Electricity can arc to the equipment if it comes close to the line.