Winds knock out power region wide
Last updated 9/10/2020 at 12:40pm
CHENEY – Almost 64,000 Inland Northwest residents were without power late Monday, Sept. 7, after a Canadian cold front whipped through the region bringing strong sustained winds and even stronger wind gusts — knocking down trees, branches and power lines and igniting a number of wildfires.
Cheney outages began about 9 a.m. with the report of a faulty switch at the city’s main substation on Cheney-Plaza Road. Light Department Director Steve Marxx said crews responded quickly and had power back up in about 30 minutes.
Then the winds hit hard, creating a second outage around 10:30 a.m. M...