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Strong winds cause widespread power outages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Strong gusty winds knocked down trees taking power-lines down with them Monday causing wide spread outages.)

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - According to Avista's website, at 1:15pm on Monday, there were as many as 24 reported power outages between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene after strong gusty winds blew through the region Monday.  The biggest of the outages was reported in an area southwest of Hayden Lake with 290 customers affected.

Most of the other power outages are small with only 5 to 15 customers affected.

As of 8:25 p.m. Monday only about 5 Avista customers were still without power.

As of 10:00 p.m. Monday power had been restored to all Kootenai Electric members who experienced power outages.  At one point Monday afternoon over 2000 customers were without power. 

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