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Overhead and Underground Safety Practices
Everyone’s resources have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help prevent locate delays by pre-marking your proposed dig area in white and notifying 811 of your planned excavation with as much lead time as is possible: up to 14 calendar days in California. To learn more about PG&E’s response to COVID-19, click here.
Excavator loading dumper truck with unsafe wires above
Look Out for Overhead Power Lines
Dig Safely
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Notify 811 and dig safely
Report all damage
If you suspect a gas leak or if you contact a gas pipeline or electric power line, call 911 immediately and then PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. You must also file a damage report with the Underground Safety Board at within two hours.