power outage

Wednesday the Inland Northwest was struck with a deadly wind storm, bringing damage and power outages to the region. KHQ is tracking power outages across multiple utility providers in the region.

Crews are still working to restore power to many customers in the area and utility providers say that the crews will be working well into the night and through the next few days. 

AS OF: 12:30 P.M. Jan. 15.

In an update, Avista wrote in a press release that right now approximately 25,833 customers are without power.

Avista has over 400 people working to restore power in the area. That includes 14 crews from utilities outside the area. 


AS OF: 8:30 A.M. ON JAN. 15. 

Avista: 27,930 customers 

Inland Power: 2,081 customers

  • Inland Power and Light is now moving to smaller outages and is estimating that the majority of power for customers will be restored by Sunday evening. 

Kootenai Electric: 4,826 customers

  • As of Jan. 15 at 8:15 a.m. 16 KEC crews are working to restore power. The majority of power in Harrison is expected to be restored today. However, KEC could not provide estimation for power restoration for: Spirit Lake East, Kidd Island area, Hayden Lake, Rimrock/Garwood, Nettleton Gulch, Loffs Bay/Bellgrove, Rockford Bay Road, Elder Road, Highland Drive/Signal Point Road, Twin Lakes, Hauser. 

Northern Lights: 8,448 customers