Thousands of Avista customers on Palouse affected by Tuesday power outage

As many as 17,000 Avista customers in the Latah County and surrounding areas were affected by a power outage Tuesday night.

According to Avista’s online outage map, power was lost shortly after 5 p.m., and affected Moscow, Garfield, Palouse, Potlatch, Viola, Troy, Deary, Bovill, Elk River, Kendrick, Juliaetta and surrounding areas.

Power was restored to most areas by 9 p.m.

The exact cause of the outage remains under investigation. (Lewiston Tribune)

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