National 811 Day reminds you to call before you dig

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If your weekend plans include some yard work, don’t forget to call “Julie” before you dig. The call could be life-saving.

If you call 8-1-1, crews will come out to your property to identify and mark any sewer, water, gas, electric, or cable lines.

If you do accidentally hit a line while digging, don’t try to fix it yourself.

“Sometimes people will hit our stuff and maybe don’t want to do anything, so they just leave it,” says Gina Meehan with Ameren Illinois. “That gas could migrate and go into homes and cause really big problems like explosions.”

You need to call 8-1-1 or submit an online ticket at least 2 business days before working on your project.

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