Thousands of people in Spokane Valley were without power Wednesday morning. Vera Water and Power reports that overhead power lines near the area of Sprague and Evergreen experienced what Vera officials called Phase to Phase contact.
The equipment failure happened sometime before 9:00 am, Wednesday and Vera officials said they didn't know how long it would take to fix the issue. They hoped to have the problem repaired around midday. Vera officials also couldn't say exactly how large the affected area was.
The power outage knocked out power to traffic lights along some of the busiest streets in Spokane Valley. According to the City of Spokane Valley, traffic signals along Sprague Avenue at Sullivan, Adams, and Evergreen were all out.
Vera Water and Power advised customers to call them for more information. Vera's phone number is 924-3800.