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Power restored to approximately 3,000 homes in Hillyard area

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

More than 3,000 homes in Spokane’s Hillyard, Bemiss and Minnehaha neighborhoods lost electricity Wednesday afternoon. (Avista Utilities)
More than 3,000 homes in Spokane’s Hillyard, Bemiss and Minnehaha neighborhoods lost electricity Wednesday afternoon. (Avista Utilities)

Approximately 3,000 homes in Spokane’s Hillyard, Bemiss and Minnehaha neighborhoods lost electricity Wednesday afternoon.

Avista said the outage started shortly after 12:30 p.m. and power was restored just before 2 p.m.

Power was restored by rerouting service through another power source but the cause of the outage still was unknown at about 2:30 p.m.

“At this time, the cause is yet to be determined and we will continue to investigate,” said Kim Vollan, an Avista spokeswoman.

Cooper Elementary lost power and parents were notified that school would continue as normal, said Brian Coddington, a spokesman for Spokane Public Schools.

No other schools in the area lost power, Coddington said.

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