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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Power restored to Ritzville area

Avista resolves outages


Last updated 7/10/2020 at 9:02am

LIND — Avista customers in Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna were brought back in service after an early morning outage Thursday, July 9.

David Vowels said approximately 1800 customers lost power just before 2 a.m., due to substation equipment failure at the Lind substation.

Ritzville customers had their power back on at 3:40 a.m.

"A lot of times when we have outages, we are able to restore power to our customers sooner, due to redundancies built into our electrical system," Vowel said. "The equipment has since been replaced."

Vowels said customers in Lind had their power back on around 7:30...

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