UPDATE (10:20 PM) - Inland Power & Light crews are working to restore power by 11 p.m. to all areas effected by the widespread blackouts.
Over 2,800 homes and businesses in Stevens County do not have power according to Inland Power & Light's outage map.
Our earlier story:
Inland Power & Light reported earlier that the co-op's Tum Tum substation is down- the cause of the malfunction is unknown but crews are working to fix the problem.
More than one-thousand homes and businesses in Spokane County and portions of Idaho were left in the dark by winter weather that brought down tree limbs onto power lines serviced by Inland Power and Light.
According to the electric cooperative, 1,300 customers were without power as of 4:00pm Saturday. The outages were scattered over 13 areas in Spokane County. The list of affected areas includes:
- Deer park
- Green Acres
- Newman Lake
- Otis Orchards
- Unincorporated Spokane Valley
- Hauser, Idaho
- Loon Lake
- Nine Mile Falls
There has been no word as to when power may be restored.