AJAX, ON, July 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Approximately 4,900 Veridian customers
in the Town of Gravenhurst are still without power after yesterday's
severe thunderstorm brought high winds and heavy rain, causing
extensive damage to the utility's distribution system.
All available crews from Gravenhurst have been assessing the damage and
making repairs as quickly and as safely as possible. Local crews were
joined by additional crews last night from Durham Region, and three
more crews were dispatched this morning to assist in the restoration
Restoration times are unknown but Veridian will provide updates as crews
continue to assess the damage and make repairs.
Residents are asked to exercise extreme caution around damaged poles and
downed wires. All fallen wires should be considered live and dangerous.
Residents 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.
For further information:
Sales & PR Representative - Corporate Communications
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218