power outages

Power Outages Likely To Continue Through Heat Wave

Jun 29, 2021
Avista Utilities

Power outages caused by the record-breaking heat wave could continue for the rest of the week, as high electric use and hot conditions strain the Inland Northwest’s power grid.

High Winds Cause Outages Throughout Inland Northwest

Apr 18, 2021
Screenshot from Avista outage map

UPDATED Mon. 10:30 am: Avista has crews all over the region, fixing power outages. It reports about 1,000 hundred people still without power in the Spokane and Kootenai County.

Screenshot from Washington Department of Transportation

As of Monday, 3/29 at 1:30 pm

Avista:  1,200 customers
Kootenai Electric Cooperative: 220 customers 

Strong winds blew dust through eastern Washington Sunday, causing the closure of Interstate 90 between Ritzville and Moses Lake from Sunday afternoon until about 9:30 pm.

More than 17,000 people had lost power around the region by Sunday night.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Utility crews around the Inland Northwest worked overnight to restore power to tens of thousands of customers after heavy snow fell around the region.

More than 5,000 Avista customers remained without electricity on Saturday morning in the Spokane area, other parts of northeastern Washington and northern Idaho. Inland Power reported about 1,000 homes without power, mostly in Spokane County. Northern Lights was working only a handful of outages affecting a few dozen customers.

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.