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The latest power outage updates

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Crews work to restore power in Spokane (PHOTO; Facebook/Avista) Crews work to restore power in Spokane (PHOTO; Facebook/Avista)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

With tens of thousands of people still without power in the Inland Northwest, everyone without power has the same question: When will my power come back on?

The answer is difficult. Officials said during a press conference Thursday they are essentially focusing on areas that will give them "the most bang for their buck," that is, areas where they can get power to the most amount of people at once, then focus on the scattered areas. 

However, crews from all power companies are working around the clock to restores service as quickly as possible. If you have questions about power outages, you're urged to call 2-1-1. 

As of Sunday morning, Avista is reporting a little about 46,000 customers without power, and crews from California and Nevada arrived to help with the effort. However, the company says full restoration is still days out. Avista says if there is a line down on your property and you haven't called it in, please do so by calling 1-800-227-9187.

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Vera Water and Power, who began with roughly 5,000 customers without power, are working through the weekend to restore power to their customers and are posting running updates on restoration efforts here: http://www.verawaterandpower.com/news-article/high-winds-outage. On Sunday they reported they have roughly 300 customers without power.

In Kootenai County, Kootenai Electric also continues to make progress on outages. Saturday night, KEC reported restoring power to 1,250 customers, but Sunday morning still show about 1,200 customers without power. However they anticipate the majority of customers will have power back by Sunday evening.

Inland Power and Light was estimating to have power back by early this week. Those members that are in smaller outages (1 to 5 members) will be restored by the end of the week.

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LATEST POWER OUTAGE INFO:

Avistahttp://outagemap.myavista.com/external/default.html

Inland Power and Light: https://smarthub.inlandpower.com/woViewer/mapviewer.html?config=Outage+Web+Map

Vera Water and Power: http://www.verawaterandpower.com/outages

Modern Electric: http://mewco.com/

Kootenai Electric: http://www.kec.com/content/power-outage-updates

Pend Oreille County PUD: http://popud.org/power-outage

Clearwater Power: https://smarthub.clearwaterpower.com/oms/outageMap

Northern Lights Electric: http://www.nli.coop/account-services/outage-reporting-system/

Grant PUD: https://www.facebook.com/GrantCountyPUD

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