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Avista Crews Responding to Power Outages Sustained from Regional Storm
Approximately 33,000 customers are without electrical service at 10:30 p.m.

July 23, 2014: Storms that blew through Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho this afternoon caused widespread damage to Avista’s electrical system. At the height of the outage, nearly 40,000 Avista customers were without power. 
 
Avista crews continue to assess the damage to its system. Preliminary assessment indicates damage to transmission and distribution poles and lines, as well as to substations. Avista crews from areas not affected by the storm are relocating to assist crews in areas hardest hit. Crews will continue to work around the clock until power is restored to all customers.
 
Customers can view outage status on Avista’s website at www.avistautilities.com, but please note that crews are still assessing the damage and the estimated restoration times on our website may not be accurate at this time. As more information becomes available the restoration times will be updated. The outage status is accurate.
 
When calling to report outages customers may experience longer hold times because of call volume. Customers can also report outages online at www.avistautilities.com and through their mobile device.
 
Avista appreciates our customers’ patience through this event. Avista crews are working as quickly and safely as possible.
 
Safety First
Stay away from downed power lines. Never touch or attempt to remove fallen limbs from downed or sagging power lines. Treat all power lines as if they are energized or are carrying electrical current. Remember to call Avista immediately at (800) 227-9187 to report the location of the downed power line.
About Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 366,000 customers and natural gas to 326,000 customers in a service territory that covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million.  Avista Utilities is an operating division of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA). For more information, please visit www.avistautilities.com.
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