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Jan 17, 2021 Avista crews continue to make steady progress overnight Saturday Line crews focus their efforts on remaining areas without power Sunday
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 17, 2021, 10:15 a.m.: Sunday marks the fifth day of around the clock restoration efforts in the wake of Wednesday’s historic windstorm that matched wind speeds seen in 2015. As power is restored across Avista’s service territory, crews focus their efforts on the areas that
Jan 16, 2021 Avista crews remain focused on restoring power following windstorm Safety is top priority as vegetation and rough terrain add challenges in some areas
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m.: For more than three days, Avista crews have been working non-stop to restore power to the more than 70,000 customers originally impacted by Wednesday’s windstorm. With the majority of assessments complete estimated restoration times are now available for
Jan 15, 2021 Avista continues electric outage restoration following windstorm Additional crew resources aiding restoration efforts
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 15, 2021, 11:45 a.m.: Clear skies and calm weather along with the addition of contract and mutual aid crews from other utilities aided assessment and restoration efforts throughout the day and overnight Thursday. Crews are making progress and will continue to work around the
Jan 14, 2021 Avista electric outage restoration ongoing across Washington and Idaho Initial estimated restoration times by service area available
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 14, 2021, 5:00 p.m.: Crews have continued assessments and repairs throughout the day Thursday to restore power to customers who lost power as a result of Wednesdays significant windstorm. At the peak of the storm, the windstorm matched the speeds of the historic 2015 storm, and
Jan 14, 2021 Avista continues restoration efforts following windstorm Company will provide an update on estimated restoration times after additional assessments are complete.
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 14, 2021, 8:45 a.m.: Crews made progress as they worked throughout the night to continue to assess widespread damage and restore outages caused by Wednesday’s significant windstorm. Assessment and restoration efforts continue in the light of day Thursday, as additional damage
Jan 13, 2021 Avista continues assessment and restoration efforts as the windstorm moves through the region
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 13, 2021, 4:30 p.m.: As Wednesday’s windstorm has moved through the region and the winds have begun to subside, it is all-hands on deck for Avista crews and staff responding to electric outages. Assessment and restoration efforts started early this morning and crews will work
Jan 13, 2021 Avista customers experiencing electric outages as windstorm continues throughout Wednesday
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 13, 2021, 9:30 a.m.: Substantial and sustained winds that continue to blow across Idaho and Washington Wednesday morning are causing widespread outages for electric customers across the region. As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, approximately 67,677 Avista electric customers are
Jan 12, 2021 Avista is prepared for Wednesday’s windstorm Power outages are expected as windstorm moves through the region.
Spokane, Wash. Jan. 12, 2021: Strong winds are forecasted to begin early Wednesday morning across Avista’s Washington and Idaho service area. Wet, saturated soil, due to the rain combined with strong winds, will bring the likelihood of outages from falling trees and limbs, causing downed power
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