Spokane, Wash. May 9, 2023: Approximately 305 Avista electric customers in Stites, Kooskia and the surrounding area will experience a planned power outage starting on Friday, May 12. The planned outage will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Impacted customers will be notified.
Traffic control will be in place as intermittent road closures will occur at 4643 State Route 13 and near 191 Battle Ridge Road.
During this time, Avista contract crews will be performing maintenance on equipment in the area. Avista will be using a helicopter to transport power poles and equipment. Avista uses helicopters in remote areas and when access is limited. Avista is continually updating equipment and infrastructure to increase the safety and reliability of its system.
Avista customer service representatives have a variety of resources and information available to aid customers in need. Customers who have questions or concerns can contact Avista at (800) 227-9187.