SDG&E Urges Caution Around Downed Power Lines

SDG&E Urges Caution Around Downed Power Lines

SAN DIEGO, January 22, 2024 – With the current rainstorm over our region, SDG&E is urging the public to exercise caution around downed power lines.

During rainstorms, power lines may become damaged or fall, potentially posing a threat to those nearby. It is crucial for customers to stay safe, be vigilant and take necessary precautions to avoid potential dangers associated with downed power lines.

SDG&E recommends customers follow the following safety measures:

  1. Stay Away: Always assume that downed power lines are energized. Keep a safe distance and do not attempt to approach or touch the downed line.
  2. Call SDG&E and 9-1-1: If you come across a downed power line, call 9-1-1 and SDG&E at 1 (800) 411-7343. Do not attempt to handle the situation yourself.
  3. If In Your Car: Remain inside and do not attempt to leave your vehicle. Call 9-1-1 and SDG&E at 1 (800) 411-7343.

SDG&E’s top priority is the safety of our customers and employees, which is why we have crews on standby ready to report to any downed power lines or power outages. If you see SDG&E crews working in the field, please slow down and move over a lane, if possible.

SDG&E is an innovative energy delivery company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by increasing energy delivered from low or zero-carbon sources; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; and investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra (NYSE: SRE). For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on X (formerly Twitter) (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.