kootenai county

RAMSEY, Idaho - Kootenai Electric Cooperative (KEC) is reporting a large power outage in north Idaho affecting nearly 7,000 customers.

The outage is affecting those in Athol, Bayview, Spirit Lake and Twin Lakes.

KEC said the outage is caused by Avista Utilities and that they are working to get it restored. 

There's currently no estimate on restoration time.