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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Frequent electrical outages persist


Last updated 11/5/2020 at 9:29am

ADAMS COUNTY – Area electrical customers have been experiencing short but frequent power outages for the past couple of weeks. Towns affected include Ritzville, Washtucna, Lind, Sprague, Reardan and Davenport.

Avista spokesman David Vowels said after examining the system and miles of power lines, Avista crews identified ice build-up and animal interference as apparent causes of the electric service interruptions.

“Crews are working to resolve these issues and, in the meantime, have rerouted power to minimize further interruptions in service,” Vowels said Monday, Nov. 2, adding custo...

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