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Avista Utilities Reports Outages from Storm
To report an outage or downed power line to Avista, call customer service at (800) 227-9187

Spokane, Wash., June 23// -- Avista Utilities crews continue to work this morning to restore power to the 6,138 customers who remain without service as a result of last night&apos;s severe weather.

As of 11 a.m., the breakdown of the remaining outages is as follows:

Central Spokane – 405
East Valley – 2,071
North Spokane – 45
North Central Spokane – 402
Spokane Valley – 899
South Hill – 1,305
West Plains – 136
Total Spokane outages – 5,268

Outages also remain in Post Falls/Rathdrum (677) and Hayden (159), with an additional 39 outages scattered throughout the Davenport/Othello, Pullman and Sandpoint areas. This slight increase in outage numbers comes as some customers are reporting their outage for the first time.

Avista anticipates having electric service restored to most customers by late this evening. Service has been restored to most customers who were affected by power outages involving main electric distribution feeders. The majority of the remaining outages involve neighborhood electric service lines, transformers that serve small blocks of customers, and even individual electric service lines. A customer may see neighbors&apos; power restored, however, that customer may remain without service. In such cases, customers are asked to call Avista at (800) 227-9187. When reporting an outage, relay any information that can help determine the cause of the outage, such as a sound heard or something visual.

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 of downed lines.

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 330,000 electric and 285,000 natural gas customers in three western states. Avista&apos;s non-regulated subsidiaries include Avista Advantage (www.avistaadvantage.com) and Avista Energy (www.avistaenergy.com) . Avista Corp.&apos;s stock is traded under the ticker symbol "AVA." For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

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Debbie Simock






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