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Car into pole causes widespread power outage for Spokane area

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KHQ - Power is out for a large number of Avista and Inland Power customers in Spokane Valley and Central Spokane. Avista reports that a car hit a 115KV pole which caused a central line to trip out. This has also caused 4 substations to go dark which affected 30,000 customers initially. We have people in route to that location. Once they arrive we can get a better idea on restoration.

As of 7:25 a.m. Avista is reporting about 411 people are without power near Spokane Valley and Central Spokane. 

Estimated restoration time for South Hill Avista customers is 9:15 a.m.
Estimated restoration time for those near the Valley is 8:45 a.m.
Estimated restoration time for those in Central Spokane is between 7 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. 

SCHOOL DELAYS: 

Gonzaga Prep will not start school until 9am because of the power outage.

Modern Electric reports that most of the power to their customers has been restored. Inland Power is not reporting that any customers are affected. Vera Power customers are not affected by this outage either. 


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