Veridian updates its community power outage status report

AJAX, ON, Dec. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian crews worked through the night to restore service to customers still without power caused by the severe ice storm of last weekend. Approximately 1,700 customers in the City of Pickering and the Town of Ajax still remain without power as of noon today.

Veridian has increased its line and tree trimming crews to 32, thanks to assistance from Peterborough Utilities, Lakeland Power and Whitby Hydro. The company will soon be receiving additional support from Orillia Power.

While Veridian has maintained the strength of its line and tree trimming resources into today, restoration progress has slowed due to the recent snow accumulation and 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.

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

Clarington - 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.

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 noon today and have since been restored are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation.

Admiral Rd Ellenbury Cres Jallan dr Stonewood
Adonschool Ct Elm Street Kings Cres Shoal Point
Baker Emporer Kinninson st Strathy Dr
Bayly Fielding Ct Lawrie Tudor Dr
Beech st Finely Ave Lewin Tulloch
Beer Cres Forest Rd Lincoln Windsor
Billingsgate Gates rd Mary Woodhouse
Bunting Ct George Maple  
Burcher Georgina dr Marwin  
Burnsborough Gravyson McClaren  
Carwin Greenwood Rd Mcnamara  
Ceder Gregory st Mill  
Chruch St. South Grigglestone Monarch Ave  
Cloveridge Harland Parry Rd  
Cranley Heron Plumridge ctr  
Dryer Dr Hiley Riverside Dr  
Durham Illingworth Roosvelt Ave  
Duffin Jacwin dr Stonewood  

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 noon today and have since been restored are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation.

Abingdon Dixie Lublin Rouge Hill
Annland St Dyson Rd Maplegate Rougemount Dr
Antonio Earl Gray Marinet Grenoble Blvd
Balaton Essa Markham Pickering Townline n/of Hwy 7 S/L 4
Brock Road Eyer Marksbury S/L 12
Balsam Fairview Rd Maury Cres S/L 22 n/of Hwy 7
Baylawn Dr. Fairport Rd Meadowlane Cres S/L 23
Beaton Way Foreststream Tr Mink - RESTORED S/L 24 n/of Con 4
Benton Cres. (NW Finch and Dixie area) Fordon Modlin S/L 26 s/of Conc 5
Bookshire Sq Foxglove Moretta S/L 34 s/of Hwy 7
Breda Gablehurt Cres Mount Castle Cres Salk
Chapleau Garvolin Mulberry Sandy Beach s/of Bayly
Clearside Glenanna Naroch Sprucehill
Conc 3 w/of Brock Glynn Paddock Road St. Martins Dr.
Conc 4 w/of Altona Golf Club Rd Oakwood Sunrise Ave.
Conc 4 w/of Brock Gossamer Old Forest Tatra
Conc 5 e/of Westney Greenburn Park Cres Timber Crt
Conc 7 e/of Salem Haller Ave Pine grove Timmins
conc 8 e/ of Brock road Highbush Trail Pine Heights Trail Tonevale Rd
Conc 9 Brock to Lakeridge Huntsmill Pineglen Vicki
Cortez Jacqueline Ave Plummer Vistula
Cowan Jalle Poprad West Shore Blvd
Douglas Krosno Primrose crt Whitevale Rd w/of Altona
Downlands Liverpool s/of Bayly Redbird Cres Woodview
Duberry Lubin Ave Reytan Rouge Hill

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

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