AJAX, ON, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian customers in the Town of
Gravenhurst are without power due to the severe weather system that is
affecting parts of central and southern Ontario.
Veridian has received a number of calls and emails from customers
reporting damaged poles and downed wires. Veridian emergency response
crews are working to assess the damage and to carry out repair work.
Due to the intensity of the weather system and the volume of damage
reports, additional Veridian staff from Durham Region has been
dispatched to support local Gravenhurst service crews.
Projections for the timing of service restoration are not available at
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 115,000 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