Avista customers in northeastern WA could be without power for 1-2 days

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — A storm moving through Washington temporarily cut power to thousands of Avista customers around the Inland Northwest. Power has been restored in most areas, but people in northeastern Washington could be without power for one to two days.

According to Avista, about 7,908 customers were affected by these outages Friday.

Hundreds of outages were reported in Spokane County Friday morning, but the majority of them were in the northern part of the state.

According to Pend Oreille Public Utility District, more than 2,300 customers were also without power in Pend Oreille County.

The snow storm brought snow and heavy winds to the region Friday morning, knocking down power poles throughout the area. Crews shut down both directions of I-90 at the US 2 interchange due to an active powerline on the road. The powerline has been removed, but drivers are still urged to be cautious when driving through the area.

READ: I-90 reopens near US 2 interchange

WSDOT urged drivers to use caution on all impacted roads, especially on mountain passes in both Washington and North Idaho. You can find the latest on driving conditions for local mountain passes here.

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