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Avista expects it could take at least 3 to 5 days to restore power to the majority of customers
Report outages online at www.avistautilities.com or by calling (800) 227-9187

 

Nov. 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m.: Based on what we know at this hour, Avista expects it could take at least three to five days to restore power to the majority of its customers.

This is the largest crisis Avista has experienced in the company’s 126 year history. Indeed the entire region has been significantly impacted.

Avista crews have been working around the clock since near-hurricane force winds hit the Inland Northwest yesterday leaving approximately 180,000 customers without power at the height of the storm. The majority of the impact remains in Spokane and Kootenai County.

At this hour, 113,000 of the 139,000 customers without power at this point are in Spokane County.  Avista is prioritizing restoration efforts.

Due to the magnitude of damage to the entire region, Avista will join other City and County emergency officials at a joint news conference at 3pm today with the Greater Spokane Department of Emergency Management at 1618 N Rebecca, Spokane, WA 99212.

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