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Those still without power in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Kellogg were expected to have service restored by the end of Monday, the sixth day of power outages caused by a severe windstorm.
Avista finished its fifth day of round-the-clock power work on Sunday, with a little more than 4,500 customers still waiting for the lights to come back on. Other utilities reported several dozen customers still without power after Wednesday's windstorm.
Avista restored power to thousands more homes and businesses in the Inland Northwest but, by midday Friday, more than 25,000 were still without electricity 48 hours after a ferocious windstorm toppled trees across the Inland Northwest.
High winds toppled trees across the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region Wednesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people as meteorologists reported the second-highest gusts recorded at Spokane International Airport.
About 200 people still were without power Wednesday afternoon after a windstorm with gusts topping 60 mph blew through Spokane.
Across the West about 100 wildfires are burning across 5,400 square miles.
Thousands of Inland Northwest residents lost power in a quick moving storm Saturday night.
Developments in Spokane regarding two exciting modern technologies, aviation and radio, were in the news in May 1920.
More than likely, we have yet to face the worst effects of the COVID-19 virus, but the region’s electric utilities have a plan to keep your electricity flowing and affordable, both now and into whatever future lies ahead.
Several weeks ago, I read your column about installing electrical wiring. I found that very interesting, but now I’m very curious about circuit breakers. What’s the primary purpose of circuit breakers? Are there different types of breakers?
The region’s 133,000 customers of the public utility will see their monthly energy bills drop 1% this winter, according to a news release from the public utility commission.
Avista said the outage started shortly after 12:30 p.m.
A windstorm in the Palouse set in motion a series of events that resulted in tragedy for two farmers.
Avista Corp. is continuing to install smart meters across its service area, with residents on Spokane’s South Hill the latest recipients of the advanced metering technology.
The storm blew over trees and sparked numerous fires, most of which were quickly doused by firefighters or heavy rain.
Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to spend a final night without electricity.
A man was briefly trapped in his car Friday morning on the South Hill as a charged electrical wire sat on his hood.
Spokane police announced on social media late Monday morning that most of downtown would lose power for about 10 minutes.
California has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state’s electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Bargain electric rates are attracting digital currency entrepreneurs, but three public utilities districts are reassessing how they deal with the surging demand, and whether they should even try to keep up. Residential customers, meanwhile, worry that their rates will go up.