Veridian updates its community power outage status report

AJAX, ON, Dec. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian continues to have approximately 2,500 customers without service due to the severe ice storm of last week. The company has 26 line and tree trimming crews working in all communities impacted by the storm.

The largest group of crews has been deployed in Ajax due to the relatively large numbers of customers affected in that community. Veridian has received assistance from Peterborough Utilities and outside contractors, and will soon be receiving additional support from Lakeland Power and Whitby Hydro, to support its ongoing restoration efforts in the remaining affected areas.

Following is a list of streets, roads and locations that are known to have no electricity service. Residents who reside outside of the above identified areas should call 1-866-579-6819 to report that they are without power.

Port Hope - While service has been restored to a majority of the municipality, outages continue in isolated pockets that include Scriven Blvd., Bruton St., Hope St. and Beamish St. Restoration efforts resumed this morning and will continue throughout the day.

Orono - About 45 customers in Orono are still without power. The affected streets include Church St., Station St., Bowen St. and Rowe St. The cause of the problem has been identified and repair work will commence this afternoon.

Ajax - Restoration efforts continue in Ajax, where approximately 1,100 customers are without power on or near: Admiral, Adonschool, Albery, Archer, Baker, Bryant, Bunting, Burcher, Carwin, Cowling, Dryer, Elm, Emperor, Fielding, Forest, George, Glynn, Harland, Heron, Hiley, Illingworth, Kent, Kings, Lewin, Marwin, Parry, Riverside, Roosevelt, Strathy, Tulloch, Windsor Woodhouse and York.

Pickering - Restoration efforts continue in Pickering, where approximately 700 customers remain without power on or near: Abingdon, Antonio, Balaton, Beaton Way, Breda, Chapleau, Clearside , Cliffview, Conc 3 w/of Brock, Conc 4 w/of Altona, Conc 4 w/of Brock, Conc 5 e/of Westney, Conc 7 e/of Salem, Conc 8 e/of Brock, Cortez, Cowan, Douglas, Duberry, Essa, Eyer, Foreststream, Garvolin, Glenanna, Glendale, Glynn, Golf Club Rd, Gossamer, Krosno, Liverpool s/of Bayly, Lublin, Maple Gate, Marinet. Markham Pickering Townline n/of Hwy 7, Marksbury, McBrady, Meadowlane, Mink, Modlin, Moretta, Paddock Road, Park, Pine Heights Trail, Pine Glen, Plummer, Rouge Hill, Rougemount, S/L 22 n/of Hwy 7, S/L 23, S/L 24 n/of Con 4, S/L 26 s/of Conc 5, S/L 34 s/of Hwy 7, Salk, Sandy Beach s/of Bayly, Sanok, Shay, Sprucehill, Tatra, Timmins, Vicki, Vistula, West Shore and Whitevale Rd w/of Altona

While Veridian continues to be committed to restoring power to all affected customers as quickly as possible, equipment damage affecting individual customers may result in prolonged power outages.

In some cases, repairs to customer owned meter bases and service masts must be completed before Veridian is able to restore service to individual customers. The repair or replacement of such equipment must be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor retained by the customer. Approved contractors can be found at http://applications.dmtispatial.com/esa/ or by calling ESA at 1.877.372.7233.

Customers are reminded to exercise extreme caution around damaged poles and downed wires. All fallen wires should be considered live and dangerous. Customers are urged to report the locations of fallen wires to Veridian's 24-hour Outage Hotline by calling 1-866-579-6819.

Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to more than 116,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville, the Towns of Ajax, Port Hope and Gravenhurst, and the communities of Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Beaverton, Sunderland and Cannington. Veridian Connections Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veridian Corporation. The City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Belleville jointly own Veridian Corporation.

SOURCE Veridian

For further information:

Chris Mace
Sales & PR Representative - Corporate Communications
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218