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Wind advisory in effect

| February 22, 2021 1:09 PM

Strong winds have been forecast to begin Monday afternoon across Avista’s Washington and Idaho service area, bringing the possibility of outages from downed power lines from falling tree limbs or trees.

As part of ongoing operations, Avista follows the National Weather Service forecasts closely and routinely engage in tree-trimming and vegetation management across our service area.

At this time, crews are ready and employees are moving from their typical day-to-day responsibilities to assist in storm-related activities.

If you want to keep yourself updated, or report an outage, it's easy to do so.

You can visit the National Weather Service for up-to-the-minute information.

Ways to report an outage-

•Download our mobile app, available in Apple and Google Play stores, for access to reporting, status, and our outage map at your fingertips

•Text OUT to 284-782 (You can register for this service by texting REG)

•Report via the web at myavista.com/outage

With sustained winds expected throughout the afternoon and into the evening, estimated restoration times will be available after the storm has passed and we are able to complete assessments, which may take several hours, depending on the extent of the damage. Customers can expect to see current outage numbers on the outage map while the estimated restoration time will note that outages are under assessment. As assessments are complete and more information is known, estimated restoration times will be updated on the outage map.

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Wind Advisory through 7pm Monday

Southwest winds gusting 40-50 mph are expected along with some much warmer temperatures, avalanche danger in some Wash. mountain passes

Southwest winds gusting 40-50 mph are expected along with some much warmer temperatures, avalanche danger in some Wash. mountain passes