Spokane

Avista restores power to 30,000 after outage

SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista Utilities restored power to around 30,000 customers Wednesday morning.

Around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Avista reported a vehicle ran into a power pole, causing a massive outage stretching from Spokane to Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake.

Immediately, customers called KXLY 4 News to ask about the outage.

Less than an hour later, customers reported seeing power return.

By 7:30 a.m., there were only 385 customers still without power in Spokane Valley.

However, the outage did force Gonzaga Prep to delay the start of school until 9a.m.

Avista says the power pole that was hit will have to be replaced.


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