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)