SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.-- Widespread power outages hit the Inland Northwest Tuesday night.
Nearly 7,000 homes were without power near Spokane Valley at 8 p.m. according to Avista Utilites. Power was restored to thousands of those homes within two hours.
Officials said Avista's Milwood substation had been affected. Avista's website reported there was an equipment problem and estimated power would be restored to homes in Spokane Valley before 10:30 p.m.