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Avista power restored to most customers

Tue., Aug. 31, 2010, 10:03 p.m.

Roughly 20,000 Avista customers in southeast Spokane lost power shortly before 10 p.m. but service was restored 10:20 p.m. for all but 5,000 customers.

The area still without power is on the east side of the South Hill, said Jessie Wuerst, an Avista spokeswoman.

Around 9:40 p.m., Avista reported a power outage for more than 20,000 customers, mostly in the South Hill and near Spokane Valley.

Right now crews believe that the outage may be due to a pole fire, but investigation is ongoing, Wuerst said.


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