Power outages planned for southern Stevens County

Staff Writer

Avista will perform infrastructure upgrades near the town of Valley on April 19. Customers in Valley, Waitts Lake, Springdale and the surrounding areas will experience an outage between 11 p.m. on April 19 and 2 a.m. on April 20. Approximately 2,139 customers will be affected by the outage. Customers who will be impacted by the outage will be notified.
During this time, Avista crews will be performing regular maintenance and upgrades to the transmission line that feeds their Valley substation.
“The planned work is necessary to increase the safety and reliability of our electrical system. We are committed to restoring your power as quickly and safely as possible and we appreciate your patience,” said Cesar Godinez, Avista’s manager of operations in Colville.