Power lines spark like fireworks, hundreds of households lose power in southwest China

Low temperatures caused power lines to spark, and subsequently more than 300 households to lose power, Monday in the southwestern province of Sichuan, China.

In the videos filmed by residents, the cables can be heard sizzling, the sound similar to the crackling of fireworks.

On-site traffic police rushed to the scene to evacuate pedestrians and vehicles.

Local media reported that the sparking was a result of the lines having to take on an increased power load due to the drop in temperature. The lines are currently being repaired.