Public safety when operating a motor vehicle around power poles and power lines

Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) would like to remind Nunavummiut to exercise caution around power poles and power lines when operating a motor vehicle (including ATVs and snow machines). Please follow these steps to avoid unplanned power outages, serious injury, or death:

  • Remember to keep a minimum distance of three meters from power lines.
  • Equipment supporting power poles like guy wires or cribs may be covered in snow. Keep a safe driving distance away from the base of power poles. To alert motorists, QEC has installed bright coloured coverings on guy wires in high traffic areas.
  • Do not push snow toward base of power poles or create high snow piles near overhead power lines. If a person or motorist comes in contact with a power line, it can cause serious injury or death.

To report a power related emergency, call QEC’s 24-hour emergency number at 1-867-222-3807.

QEC would like to thank Nunavummiut for their continued cooperation in using safe practices around power poles and power lines.


Media Contact:
Renee Boucher
Manager, Corporate Communications
Qulliq Energy Corporation
(867) 979-7524