This week's power line tragedy in Madison is leading to a request of state regulators.
State Representative Dave Travis (D-Waunakee) says all steps possible should be taken to prevent future electrocutions from downed power lines. He's sent a letter to the Public Service Commission asking for an investigation into technology that may have prevented a fatal incident in Madison this week where three people were electrocuted. Travis wants to know if technology exists that would turn downed power lines off automatically.
Travis represents the area of Madison where lightning knocked a power line into standing water, killing three people.