PSE&G warns of balloon, kite and drone hazards during outdoor celebrations

PSE&G says balloons and drones increase the potential for power outages.

Lanette Espy

May 17, 2024, 4:45 PM

Updated 38 days ago

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Hold on to those balloons during celebrations, PSE&G warns.
With graduation season upon us, PSE&G issued a warning to customers about drones, kites and balloons. The utility says any of these objects can become entangled in overhead electric equipment and cause a host of problems.
PSE&G removing a foil balloon stuck in a power line. (Photo courtesy: PSE&G)
The company says Mylar (or foil) balloons can cause power outages if they come into contact with power lines. PSE&G says the average number of balloons coming into contact with electric equipment nearly doubles in the month of June.
PSE&G says not to attempt to dislodge any object that is stuck in a power line. Instead, call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).


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