Veridian updates its community power outage status report

AJAX, ON, Dec. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian crews continued their power restoration efforts on Christmas Day, and were able to restore service to about 800 customers in the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the Municipality of Port Hope. Approximately 1,700 Veridian are currently without service due to the impacts of last weekend's ice storm.

While Veridian has maintained the strength of its line and tree trimming resources during today's holiday, restoration progress slowed as the remaining affected areas are those with the most storm-related damage. Also, much of the remaining restoration work involves supply lines located in customer backyards, making access more difficult.

Restoration activity will continue overnight. Increased resources will be deployed on Boxing Day, as Veridian has obtained additional support from other local electricity distributors that were not as affected by the weekend storm.

Following is an outage status report for each of the communities in which Veridian is aware of customers that continue to be without service:

Port Hope - All affected customers have had power restored, with the exception of a few individual customers with damaged equipment that must be repaired or replaced to accommodate reconnection.

Ajax - Approximately 850 customers remain without service. The known affected streets are summarized below. Streets that were listed in Veridian's outage status report of 3 p.m. today and have since been restored are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation.

Admiral Rd Cowling - RESTORED Heron Plumridge Ctr
Adonschool Ct Cranley Hiley Riverside Dr
Alberry Cres - RESTORED Dryer Dr Illingworth Roosvelt Ave
Archer Dr - RESTORED Ellenbury Cres Jacwin Dr Stonewood
Baker Elm Street Jallan Dr Strathy Dr
Bayly Emporer Kent St - RESTORED Tudor Dr
Beech St Fielding Ct Kings Cres Tulloch
Beer Cres Finely Ave Kinninson St Windsor
Billingsgate Forest Rd Lawrie - RESTORED Woodhouse
Bryant Rd - RESTORED Gates Rd Lewin - RESTORED York
Bunting Ct George Lincoln  
Burcher Georgina Dr Maple  
Burnsborough Greenwood Rd Marwin  
Carwin Gregory St Mcnamara  
Ceder Grigglestone Monarch Ave  
Church St Harland Parry Rd  

Pickering - Approximately 850 customers remain without service. The known affected streets are summarized below. Streets that were listed in Veridian's outage status report of 3 p.m. today and have since been restored are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation.

Abingdon Gablehurt Cres Modlin Sunrise Ave
Annland St Garvolin Moretta Tatra
Antonio Glenanna Mount Castle Cres Timber Crt
Balaton Glendale Dr - RESTORED Naroch Timmins
Baylawn Dr. Glynn Paddock Road Tonevale Rd
Beaton Way Golf Club Rd Park - RESTORED Vicki
Benton Cres. Gossamer Pine grove Vistula
Bookshire Sq Haller Ave Pine Heights Trail West Shore Blvd
Breda Highbush Trail Pineglen Whitevale Rd w/of Altona
Chapleau Hillcrest - RESTORED Plummer
Clearside Hillview - RESTORED Primrose Crt  
Conc 3 w/of Brock Huntsmill Redbird Cres  
Conc 4 w/of Altona Jacqueline Ave Rouge Hill  
Conc 4 w/of Brock Jalle Rougemount Dr  
Conc 5 e/of Westney Krosno S/L 22 n/of Hwy 7  
Conc 7 e/of Salem Liverpool s/of Bayly S/L 23  
conc 8 e/ of Brock Road Lubin Ave S/L 24 n/of Con 4  
Cortez Lublin S/L 26 s/of Conc 5  
Cowan Maplegate S/L 34 s/of Hwy 7  
Douglas Marinet Salk  
Duberry - RESTORED Markham Pickering Townline n/of Hwy 7 Sandcastle - RESTORED  
Dyson Rd Marksbury - RESTORED Sandy Beach s/of Bayly  
Essa Maury Cres Sanok - RESTORED  
Eyer McBrady Cres - RESTORED Shay Dr - RESTORED  
Fairport Rd Meadowlane Cres Sprucehill  
Foreststream Tr Mink - RESTORED St. Martins Dr.  

Residents or businesses that are without power and are not included in the areas summarized above should call 1-866-579-6819 to report their status.

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