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Avista crews restore power to North Central Spokane

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Avista crews are working to restore power in the area of Government Way. Avista crews are working to restore power in the area of Government Way.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update: As of 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Avista reports power has been restored to about 600 people in North Central Spokane after a man drove into a power pole early this morning.

Previous coverage:

Avista crews are on site after a car hit a power pole on Government Way early Sunday morning. Police on scene say the 21-year-old driver hit the pole because he was blinded by the sun. The driver was not injured.

Avista first reported a power outage affecting about 600 people in the area around 7:30 a.m. Crews say when the driver hit the pole, he actually moved it 12 feet. Now Avista crews are working to replace the pole.

Government Way is blocked off from Riverside to Greenwood while crews work to fix the problem. Avista's website estimates power should be restored to customers by Sunday evening.

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