Crews work overnight to restore power to homes across the Inland Northwest

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Courtesy of Avista

SPOKANE, Wash. — Crews worked through the night to restore power to thousands of people across the Inland Northwest.

Strong winds blew into the Spokane area Tuesday night and knocked out power to thousands of homes.

Winds even knocked a tree onto a power line on Eighth Avenue.

4 News Now was passing by when it happened, and captured video of the lines kicking up fire and smoke.

As of Wednesday morning, a handful of small outages were still being repaired by Avista. 

Inland Power reported that nearly 10-percent of all their customers were without power Tuesday night. As of Wednesday morning, nearly all services had been restored.

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Avista warns that they will likely not be able to give restoration times, and that residents without power should expect updates within 24 or more hours.

Editor’s note: We incorrectly identified the street as Dearborn, and it has been corrected to 8th Avenue.