SPOKANE, WASHINGTON – A local viewer posted this video on Friday, showing a huge power surge that erupted right next to her house in Spokane during a major snowstorm.
The first winter storm hit Spokane on Friday, bringing layers of snow to the trees and roads around the city. Hours after the storm, Avista reported that more than 1,300 homes were affected by power outages.
SWX reporter Joe McHale told KHQ that he felt a big surge of surge in his car while driving to work. After his report, a viewer sent us this video, near where Joe was moving, who caught a real-time power jump.
She says she was originally outside to photograph her cats in the snow, but when the blast occurred, she decided it was best to go back inside.
The snowstorm is expected to continue until Friday night and Saturday, and authorities recommend people stay inside and off the roads.