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Outdoor Safety

Power Line Safety

  • Stay clear of overhead and exposed underground electrical lines at all times. Never attempt to repair lines yourself.

  • Don't get near electrical lines when making home improvements such as roofing, painting or replacing siding. Contact us at (406) 488-1602 if you need to perform any work around these lines.

  • Trees conduct electricity; avoid contact with them if they are making contact with any part of the electrical distribution system. Call Lower Yellowstone REA if you have trees touching lines and equipment at your home.

  • Never attempt to remove kites, tree limbs or other objects from power lines. Contact us to remove the object safely.

  • Never allow children to climb into trees where power lines run through the limbs. 


Underground Electrical Transformers

  • Underground transformers are not toys. Never allow your children to play on them.

  • If you notice an underground enclosure of any type being damaged, moved or leaking oil, call Lower Yellowstone Electric immediately at (406) 488-1602.

  • Never open the lid or doors of any underground enclosure. If the lid is open, or the lock removed or damaged, call LYREA immediately at (406) 488-1602.

  • Electrical lines terminate in the transformers, so our linemen need clear access to perform maintenance. Never plant shrubs or flowers around the transformer.

  • Call before you dig. Simply dial 811 and give them your name, address and area location where the excavation will take place. Your underground lines will be marked for your protection.


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