Avista Takes Precautionary Measures for Dry Weather Conditions

Avista Utilities is undertaking temporary changes to power line operations in the Washington and Idaho service area due to dry weather conditions. Power lines located in rural and forested areas are normally re-energized automatically. After the changes, a technician will need to physically patrol an outage area before a line is placed back into service. The temporary changes were made to decrease the potential for wildfires that could occur when re-energizing a power line, however, this may result in more time needed to restore service.