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Car crash causes big power outage in northeast Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - A car crash near Crestline and Illinois in northeast Spokane caused thousands to lose power on Tuesday evening.

Avista estimated nearly 7,000 customers were without power.

That outage was caused when a driver crashed her car down an embankment and crashed into a power line transmission.

Police closed the intersection because of low hanging power lines. Crews expected the intersection to be shut down throughout the night.

A nearby train track also shut down because of the car's proximity to the tracks.

The driver sustained minor injuries.
 


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