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Avista Reports Weather-Related Outages in Colville, Davenport and Deer Park Areas
To report an outage to Avista, call customer service at (800) 227-9187

Spokane, Wash.: With heavy, wet snow falling in parts of the region this morning, approximately 7,370 Avista Utilities customers have lost service. As of 10:30 a.m., 6,040 customers in the Colville area are without service, 1,117 customers in Davenport and 216 customers in the Deer Park-Loon Lake area are without power.



Additional crews from Spokane have been sent to Colville to assist in the restoration process in that area. Because of changing weather conditions, the number of outages will fluctuate throughout the day, and at this time there is no estimate as to when service will be fully restored.



Reporting an Outage.

If your power goes out, stay calm. Check to see if your neighbors have lost power, too. You may be part of a larger outage area, or your home may be an isolated outage. Always report the outage to Avista at (800) 227-9187. This is the best way to find out more about the outage, and it will also help Avista determine the scope of an outage.



During power outages:

. Turn off and unplug any unnecessary electrical equipment, especially sensitive electronic equipment, even if you have surge protectors.

. Lower the thermostat on heat sources to a minimum.

. Turn on a porch light so repair crews and you will know when power is restored to your home.

. Do not cook indoors with charcoal or other fuels or cook on items not meant for indoor use, such as a grill. They can create deadly fumes if used indoors.

. Listen to your local news using your battery-operated radio for detailed information about the outage.



Safety First

If you see a downed power line, call Avista at (800) 227-9187 immediately to report its location. Never touch or attempt to remove fallen limbs from downed or sagging power lines. Treat all power lines as if they are energized, or carrying electrical current. Remember to keep all children and pets away from the area.



Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is a company operating division that provides service to 325,000 electric and 300,000 natural gas customers in four western states. Avista’s non-regulated subsidiaries include Avista Advantage and Avista Energy. Avista Corp.’s stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.



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