The following is from the the Mansfield Electric Department/Department of Public Works.
During or after any storm event, consider all downed wires to be energized and dangerous, including telephone, fiber optic and cable TV wires. They may be in contact with energized electric wires that are not within your view.
Do not go near downed wires – for your own safety; treat them as though they are live and deadly.
Never touch downed wires or anything coming into contact with fallen lines. If you see a downed wire, keep everyone away and notify us immediately at 508-261-7395 or 508-261-7300 after hours.