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By Drew Lawson
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Power outages worry local businesses

Avista plans to feed Davenport from Reardan substation


Last updated 3/18/2022 at 11:16am

Drew Lawson | The Record-Times

The Avista substation regulator, seen here after igniting and causing a power outage in Davenport Jan. 2, is expected to be replaced by next summer. Local business owners are concerned about the effects of another potential outage before then.

DAVENPORT-Two city-wide power outages stemming from incidents at the Avista substation on Third Street this year have some local business owners concerned about the services their businesses rely on to operate. Avista, meanwhile, plans to construct a new substation and feed north Davenport from Reardan.

The first power outage came on Jan. 2, when the whole city lost power for 10 hours after the substation regulator caught fire in an impressive blast that changed many locals' plans for a cold winter Sunday. A second brown-out overnight outage occurred March 4, delaying school two hours and...

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