AJAX, ON, Dec. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian continues to make significant
progress in its efforts to restore service to customers impacted by
last weekend's ice storm. The utility has been successful in restoring
power to the majority of its customers in Ajax, Clarington, Port Hope
and most notably north Pickering, where power restoration has been the
most difficult due to heavy tree coverage.
While the vast majority of customers affected by the storm have had
their service restored, Veridian continues to maintain its line and
tree trimming resource levels of the past few days. Today's restoration
efforts remain focused on north Pickering, and customers who must
undertake repair or tree trimming work on privately owned equipment.
Following is an outage status report for each of the communities in
which Veridian is aware of customers that continue to be without
Ajax, Clarington and Port Hope: All affected customers have had power restored, with the exception of
individual customers who must undertake repair or tree trimming work on
privately owned equipment.
Pickering - Approximately 150 customers remain without service. The known
affected streets are summarized below. Streets that were listed in
Veridian's outage status report of 8 p.m. yesterday and that have since
been restored are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation.
S/L 16 - RESTORED
Benton Cres - RESTORED
Golf Club Rd
S/L 24 s/of Hwy 7
Bookshire Sq - RESTORED
Markham Pickering Townline
S/L 26 s/of Conc 7 - RESTORED
Conc 4 w/of Brock
Paddock Road - RESTORED
Conc 5 e/of Westney - RESTORED
Pine Heights Trail
Whitevale Rd w/of Altona - RESTORED
Conc 7 e/of Salem - RESTORED
S/L 12 - RESTORED
Conc 8 e/ Brock - RESTORED
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
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
(see picture below) 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.
Image with caption: "Veridian updates its community power outage status report (CNW Group/Veridian)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131228_C6790_PHOTO_EN_35258.jpg
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