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Widespread Power Outages Saturday Morning Due To Weather

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Avista now showing 278 people without power.  This down from over 1,900 people at 5p.m. Saturday.  Crews are working to restore power to all customers.  Kootenai Electric has 1,129 people still without power.  Outages are weather related.

UPDATE:

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista and Kootenai Electric have reported over 7,500 customers without power Saturday morning due to the weather.

The largest number of Avista customers affected by outages are in the Palouse area, Kellogg, and Coeur D'Alene.  Kootenai Electric is reporting 4,329 customers without power at this time.  Crews are working on restoring electicity to the affected residences. 

Last night's heavy wet snow caused widespread tree damage with multiple trees on lines. Right now KEC crews and contract crews are working to restore power. KEC is prioritizing the outages and responding to them in that order. There is no estimated restoration time at this point but we will continue updates as we have them.

Don't forget: Stay away from power lines on the ground. Always assume downed lines are energized even if the lines are sagging or broken. Call KEC at 1-877-744-1055 right away to report them.

 

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