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Fallen tree knocks out power for more than 3,000 South Hill homes; restoration expected at 5 p.m.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

About 3,150 Avista customers living on the South Hill lost power just after 2 p.m. Friday due to a tree falling on a power line.

Strong winds knocked down the tree and blocked the road near West 18th Avenue and South Jefferson Street, KHQ reported. The Spokane Fire Department said it was working to clear it.

Avista crews restored that outage and another unrelated outage in the Lake Roosevelt area at about 4:30 p.m., according to Kim Vollan, an Avista spokeswoman.

As of 6:30 p.m. Avista was still receiving reports of wind and tree damage to power lines in the Colville, Wellpinit and Kettle Falls areas where close to 2,300 homes were without power, Vollan said.

Those affected can expect to have power restored by Saturday morning as 14 Avista crews work through the night to fix outages, Vollan said.

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