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Question: You are driving through a storm-damaged area when you see a downed power line lying flat across the road about 20 feet in front of you. The road is wet but not under water. The best course of action would be to:

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  1.  Stay inside the car and call the electric company to find out if the wire has power.
  2.  Get out of the car to get a closer look so you can assess the danger.
  3.  Back up cautiously until you can turn around and drive away from the area.
  4.  Drive very slowly over the power line and continue on.

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3. Back up cautiously until you can turn around and drive away from the area.


You are driving through a storm-damaged area when you see a downed power line lying flat across the road about 20 feet in front of you.

The road is wet but not under water. The best course of action would be to back up cautiously until you can turn around and drive away from the area.

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