Posted by: nedpelger | March 4, 2010

Beware Powerlines

We all know we need to be careful around high voltage electrical lines, yet an occasional reminder helps. Watch this 18 second video of what happens to a tree branch that falls onto overhead power lines. It really is wonderful to her the moisture singing and see the eruption of flames.

If you have a few more minutes, brush up on the helpful concepts on electricity available at


  1. May be wonderful to some, but to me, it just might be showing 10,000 homes being blacked out. If the limb did not fall out, then the electricity must have been removed after the last retry. I believe the charred limb would still cause an arcover which may or may not dislodge it.

    It is never pretty to see power lines disrupted! Go to the 4th fireworks and really enjoy!

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