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Overhead Power Line Safety Act

To further promote worker and public safety, the Louisiana Legislature has adopted rules to be followed by those who work near overhead power lines. Specifically:

  • Louisiana law (LRS 45:141-146) prohibits unauthorized persons from working, including moving equipment, within ten feet of any high voltage overhead electric utility line.
  • If any unauthorized person intends to work within ten feet of any high voltage overhead electric utility line, the person responsible for the work to be done must notify the owner or operator of the high voltage overhead electric utility line not less than forty-eight hours prior to commencing work.
  • Work shall be performed only after satisfactory mutual arrangements have been completed between the owner or operator of the high voltage overhead electric utility line and the person responsible for the work to be done.


Visit the Louisiana State Legislature website for the complete text of LRS 45:141-146.

To notify Cleco that you are working within 10 feet of a high voltage line, please call
1-800-622-6537.