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Can't a Utility Immediately Detect A Downed Line?

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Q: Sometimes downed or broken power lines can dangle or lay in the road for hours while still energized. Seems like every year these situations cause fires, injuries and even death. With all the latest technologies being installed, why can’t a utility immediately detect a downed line?

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