AJAX, ON, Dec. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian continues to have approximately
2,500 customers without service due to the severe ice storm of last
week. The company has 26 line and tree trimming crews working in all
communities impacted by the storm.
The largest group of crews has been deployed in Ajax due to the
relatively large numbers of customers affected in that community.
Veridian has received assistance from Peterborough Utilities and
outside contractors, and will soon be receiving additional support from
Lakeland Power and Whitby Hydro, to support its ongoing restoration
efforts in the remaining affected areas.
Following is a list of streets, roads and locations that are known to
have no electricity service. Residents who reside outside of the above
identified areas should call 1-866-579-6819 to report that they are
Port Hope - While service has been restored to a majority of the municipality,
outages continue in isolated pockets that include Scriven Blvd., Bruton
St., Hope St. and Beamish St. Restoration efforts resumed this morning
and will continue throughout the day.
Orono - About 45 customers in Orono are still without power. The affected
streets include Church St., Station St., Bowen St. and Rowe St. The
cause of the problem has been identified and repair work will commence
Ajax - Restoration efforts continue in Ajax, where approximately 1,100
customers are without power on or near: Admiral, Adonschool, Albery,
Archer, Baker, Bryant, Bunting, Burcher, Carwin, Cowling, Dryer, Elm,
Emperor, Fielding, Forest, George, Glynn, Harland, Heron, Hiley,
Illingworth, Kent, Kings, Lewin, Marwin, Parry, Riverside, Roosevelt,
Strathy, Tulloch, Windsor Woodhouse and York.
Pickering - Restoration efforts continue in Pickering, where approximately 700
customers remain without power on or near: Abingdon, Antonio, Balaton,
Beaton Way, Breda, Chapleau, Clearside , Cliffview, Conc 3 w/of Brock,
Conc 4 w/of Altona, Conc 4 w/of Brock, Conc 5 e/of Westney, Conc 7 e/of
Salem, Conc 8 e/of Brock, Cortez, Cowan, Douglas, Duberry, Essa, Eyer,
Foreststream, Garvolin, Glenanna, Glendale, Glynn, Golf Club Rd,
Gossamer, Krosno, Liverpool s/of Bayly, Lublin, Maple Gate, Marinet.
Markham Pickering Townline n/of Hwy 7, Marksbury, McBrady, Meadowlane,
Mink, Modlin, Moretta, Paddock Road, Park, Pine Heights Trail, Pine
Glen, Plummer, Rouge Hill, Rougemount, S/L 22 n/of Hwy 7, S/L 23, S/L
24 n/of Con 4, S/L 26 s/of Conc 5, S/L 34 s/of Hwy 7, Salk, Sandy Beach
s/of Bayly, Sanok, Shay, Sprucehill, Tatra, Timmins, Vicki, Vistula,
West Shore and Whitevale Rd w/of Altona.
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.
For further information:
Sales & PR Representative - Corporate Communications
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218