Avista customers in St. Joe, Calder, and Avery to experience a planned power outage

December 4, 2020

Spokane, Wash. Dec. 4, 2020: Approximately 748 Avista electric customers in St. Joe, Calder, and Avery will experience a planned power outage starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, and ending at 3 p.m.

The planned power outage is necessary as Avista crews replace a power pole on St. Joe River Road. No road closures are expected during this outage. Traffic control will be in place as lane restrictions may occur. 

“It becomes necessary to replace power poles when they are damaged or reach a certain age,” said Chris Sands, manager of electric operations in St. Maries and the surrounding areas. “We understand how disruptive power outages can be and we’re focused on delivering the high level of reliability and safety our customers depend on. Our crew will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to the area. We thank our customers for their patience.”

Avista customer service representatives have a variety of resources and information available to aid customers in need. Customers who have questions or concerns can contact Avista at (800) 227-9187 for assistance and reference outage number 2014202.

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