Essential Energy manger of community relations David Crough said crews Essential Energy crews had dealt with a fallen NBN cable across Kurrawartha Avenue near Martin's Gully Primary School. yesterday.
It is thought to have been brought down by the wind
"Our crews have made it safe and reported it to NBN. And that's all we can do because we don't have the technical ability to do anything else," he said.
Essential Energy crews identified the NBN cable as not being a live electricity line.
Police, Armidale Regional Council staff and an Essential Energy crew were quickly on the scene after a what seemed to be a power line was reported down across Kurrawartha Avenue about 3pm on Wednesday, November 27.
It turned out the cable belonged to the NBN, however the police officer stayed at the scene to keep it safe until she could hand it over to the first Essential Energy crew to arrive.
Essential Energy manger of community relations David Crough said the incident was a good example of how any downed cable should be regarded.
"Anyone finding downed lines of any sort should always stay at least eight metres away from them," he said.
"And although it turned out that this one was not a live electricity line, you should always assume that they are and that they are alive."
He said the Essential Energy crew would make the repairs and notify the NBN.