BOISE, Idaho (News Release) – As spring weather comes to southern Idaho and eastern Oregon, homeowners are pulling out ladders to paint, prune or clean gutters, and farm workers prepare for irrigation season.

Idaho Power reminds customers to always look up and around for overhead power lines before moving ladders and irrigation pipe or using pruners or other equipment.

Fly kites only in areas away from power poles, overhead power lines, substations and other obstacles. If a tree interferes with power lines, never attempt to trim it. Call Idaho Power at 800-488-6151.

Staying clear of high-voltage overhead power lines is vital to safety on the job and at home. To learn more, visit the company’s webpage on safety.