Customer impacts expected throughout Palouse region
SPOKANE, Wash. Nov. 8, 2023: This afternoon, Avista was alerted to an incident impacting the Williams Pipeline natural gas system between the cities of Pullman and Colfax. The Williams Pipeline is one of several natural gas pipeline companies that Avista contracts with for the wholesale transportation of natural gas. This incident is expected to have downstream impacts on the ability to serve customers in the Albion, Pullman, Palouse, and Lewiston/Clarkston regions.
As a result of this incident, for safety reasons and due to expected low gas pressure, Avista crews will likely have to disconnect gas service to impacted customers.
Avista is working with Williams Pipeline and the incident command team to understand their planned restoration efforts and to assess the potential severity of impacts to the Avista system. Avista will provide additional information regarding impacts to customers as more information becomes available.