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Have the utiliy company diconnect the power.
Good advice except they will probably cut your drops, and you will be without power for an extended period, especially if they are busy. Call a qualified electrician, they will most likely be able to give you some options, and prices over the phone at no cost. To be direct ELECTRICITY IS VERY DANGEROUS, and is best left to the trained and qualified who are familiar with the hazards it presents.
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