Fire officials report 6 calls for downed power lines due to snowfall by noon Thursday

Department shares tips in dealing with downed lines

Published On: Dec 20 2012 01:21:13 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 01:28:34 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Heavy snowfall Thursday caused several downed power lines in Madison, according to the fire department. Fire officials reported at least six calls for downed power lines Thursday by noon.

Lori Wirth, a City of Madison Fire Department spokeswoman, said crews have worked to maintain safe areas around live power lines that may pose a hazard to residents.

The fire department also shared several tips for dealing with power line incidents. The Madison Fire Department cautions residents:

Alliant Energy and Madison Gas & Electric both reported power outages Thursday due to downed power lines.