After the most recent storm, Easton Fire Department Chief Steven Waugh received numerous reports of residents being unsafe around downed utility lines. The incidents ranged from people removing tree limbs from the lines to walking under downed trees and close to downed utility lines. In one instance, he says a United Illuminating employee had to warn a person who was about to move a downed live primary power line from the roadway. All these instances were incredibly dangerous and could result in serious injury or death to the people involved. Waugh asked that drivers heed barricades and road closure tape directing motorists away from hazards, including downed utility wires.