Several utilities across the nation have issued warnings to Pokemon Go players to stay away from substations and electrical lines. If you don't know by now, Pokemon Go is a popular game that allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on device screens as though in the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices.
You may have already seen kids and adults playing: they are out walking on the sidewalks, phones out in front, searching for the elusive virtual reality creatures. For the most part, gamers have been careful, but a few have wondered into danger. Reports of a girl being hit by a vehicle in the street and people being robbed in a not-so-safe area have hit the news.
Utilities are feeling the need to warn people playing the game to stay away from dangerous, electrical areas. North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives released a statement reminding players to stay far away from power plants, electric substations and other electric equipment.