Brian Coddington, Communications Director, No Phone Number Available
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 5:23 p.m.
Updated at 9:00 p.m. on November 25, 2015
Avista continues to make good progress on critical infrastructure and human services priorities. The “engine” of the transmission system has been rebuilt and power has been restored to more than 120,000 customers.
Restoring power to the remaining 30 percent of customers will be challenging. Ninety-seven crews are on rotating shifts, working in populated areas, where some poles are located in easements and backyards. Those conditions make it impossible to get heavy equipment into do the work in many areas.
Damage assessments over the past few days have allowed Avista to map target work areas, which will be updated as new information becomes available.