Brief Deer Park, Clayton outage on Sept . 29 & 30   

Tags: Avista Utilities, Electricity, Power Outages

Avista crews work on a substation in Pullman last spring.

Avista crews work on a substation in Pullman last spring.

About 3,400 Avista customers in Deer Park and Clayton will briefly lose power on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Wednesday, Sept. 30, between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.  Crews will be performing maintenance on the substation serving the area.

“We apologize for the inconvenience these two brief outages will cause. However, it is important that we create a safe environment in which crews can work,” said Frank Binder, Avista’s operations supervisor for Deer Park in a news release. “Maintenance on the substation will help ensure the reliability of the equipment serving our customers.”

Like I’ve said before with planned outages – make sure your alarm has a battery or charge your cell phone the night before and set the alarm on that. No excuses for being late to work, right? 

We do planned outages because there is some work that we’re not able to perform on live electric lines or equipment. For the safety of our crews and the public, we shut off the juice for a period of time. We do our best to let people know about planned outages through flyers, notices in the newspaper, phone calls and even this blog and website – but it’s easy to miss that stuff. If you know of a neighbor, friend or family member who might have missed these notices, do us and them a favor and give them a ring to double check. 
Posted by  System Account  on  9/22/2009
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