In Guernsey all these cables are underground, we don’t have any overhead lines. Overhead electricity lines are usually held up by wooden poles or steel towers. Typically, overhead lines are more common in rural areas as they are used to cover greater distances.
Underground electricity cables are laid below the ground. Usually, these are found in built up areas such as cities. In Guernsey we have 628 kilometers of low voltage cables buried under the ground.
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At best, cutting through or crushing a live electric cable can be inconvenient and costly. At its worst, a damaged cable can result in serious injury or even death. It is therefore essential that you check the location of cables in the area.
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