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Avista institutes dry weather measures


August 9, 2018

In response to dry summer conditions and high wildfire danger in the region, Avista is undertaking temporary changes to power line operations in its Washington and Idaho service area. The utility said in an Aug. 6 news release that these temporary changes are being made to decrease the potential for wildfires that could occur when re-energizing a power line.

In most cases, lines located in rural and/or forested areas are normally re-energized automatically. However, during the current dry weather conditions, Avista’s line personnel will physically patrol an outage area before a line is p...

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