Outage required as Avista performs upgrades on November 3 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Outage required as Avista performs upgrades on November 3

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Approximately 915 customers will be without power in Reardan, Edwall, Waukon and the surrounding area beginning Friday night.

According to a press release, Avista is performing infrastructure upgrades. Customers will experience outages between 8 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Saturday.

“We apologize for any inconvenience the planned outage may cause. We’re constantly working and upgrading equipment to keep power outages to a minimum. The infrastructure upgrades will improve the safety and reliability of service to our customers,” said Kelly Donohue, Avista’s manager of operations for Davenport.

According to the release, Avista crews are replacing longstanding wood structures with self-weathering steel structures. In comparison to wood poles, steel poles are stronger, do not burn or rot, and are resistant to birds and insects. Steel poles are the best way to ensure future maintenance and repair activities and outages are minimized. The work is part of a long-term plan to rebuild and replace aging infrastructure throughout Avista’s service territory. 

Customers who have questions or concerns can contact Avista at (800) 227-9187 and reference the outage number 6505.

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