The weather is keeping utility crews in eastern Washington and northern Idaho busy this afternoon. Heavy snow and rain have downed power lines in some areas.
More than 3,200 customers of Northern Lights in north Idaho now have their power back. People in the Priest River and upper Pack River areas lost their electricity shortly before 1 and got it back around 5. About 300 people in an area near the Canadian border are without power. The utility reports a few other small outages right now, affecting a few people here, a few people there.
Avista reports a handful of small outages in northeast Washington and northern Idaho as well, most of them involving handfuls of customers. The largest, a little north of St. Maries, Idaho, affected about 80 people. They were without power for a little more than three hours, but are now back to normal.
And Inland Power reported scatted outages in Spokane, Stevens and Bonner Counties today. About 80 people are affected overall.
All of the utilities urge their customers to report outages so they can dispatch crews to your location.