How to stay safe after a live power line falls on your car

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How to stay safe after a live power line falls on your car
How to stay safe after a live power line falls on your car

Driving through a storm can be dangerous, especially if live power lines fall on your car.

What should you do if that happens?

Kyle Brittain, a reporter at The Weather Network, has some critical, potentially life-saving tips should you encounter this threatening situation.

BC Hydro tree down windstorm
BC Hydro tree down windstorm

Downed power lines. (BC Hydro).

The first thing to do is back out of the area slowly and safely, if possible. But if you're trapped and it isn't possible, it's best to "just stay put in the vehicle, call 911 and make sure no one can approach the area from around you, especially within 10 metres of the vehicle," he said.

For more safety tips, watch the video above from The Weather Network reporter Kyle Brittain.