Power lines can be damaged by fallen trees, flying debris during high winds, lightning strikes, car accidents, vandalism, fires, and birds or other animals.
Storms in particular can cause considerable damage to buildings, trees and infrastructure. These could lead to hidden electrical hazards so watch out for fallen powerlines, particularly those hidden in trees or other storm debris.
Fallen power lines are very dangerous – keep away and call Ausgrid emergency services on 13 13 88.
Click here for more information on trees and powerlines.