AJAX, ON, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian emergency crews continue to
work to restore electricity service to Gravenhurst residents affected
by today's severe thunderstorm. High winds and heavy rainfall caused
power outages and major damage to Veridian's distribution system.
Service has been restored to 1,200-plus customers during the last
several hours. Most of the remaining customers affected by the storm -
approximately 4,900 - are expected to have power restored by tomorrow
afternoon. Some rural and remote customers will continue to be without
power until tomorrow evening.
Veridian has deployed all available crews to the Gravenhurst area,
including staff from Durham Region.
Residents are reminded 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