SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — More than two dozen Avista customers are without power in an industrial area of Spokane Valley after a semi-truck knocked down power lines.
Avista crews are on scene with several trucks in the area of 10200 Montgomery Ave. on Monday to fix the power lines.
The semi-truck was removed from the area just before noon on Monday, but wires from the power lines remain over the road.
Montgomery Avenue is closed between Dartmouth Lane and University Road.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office tweeted that the cause of the crash is still being investigated, but it appears that the semi-truck's height is below the maximum limit allowed. They said initial information indicates a line may have been sagging when the semi-tuck caught the lines.
Damage was not isolated to just one area, with a downed power line spotted more than half a block away, KREM photojournalist Dave Somers said.
Avista’s outage map says 27 customers in the area are without power, with an estimated time of restoration set for 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Somers said most buildings in the area are businesses.
It is unclear how long the road will be close but it is not expected to open until later Monday afternoon or evening.