AJAX, ON, Dec. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian crews continue to work in the
communities of Pickering, Ajax, Clarington and Port Hope to restore
power to customers affected by last weekend's severe ice storm. Service
has been restored to more than 3,000 customers since the time of
Veridian's last status update of six hours ago. Approximately 4,000
Veridian customers continue to be without power.
Recent restoration activity includes:
About 2,000 customers in the Town of Ajax. Power has largely been
restored to the area south of Bayly St. E., north of Dreyer Dr. E.,
west of Pickering Beach Rd. and east of Southwood Park
The majority of affected customers in the Town of Port Hope
About 800 customers in the City of Pickering. This includes:
Most of the area south of Highway 401, north of Lake Ontario, west of
Whites Rd. and east the Rouge River; and,
Altona Rd., north of the 3rd Concession and south of the 5th Concession
All of Whitevale Road, including the Hamlet of Whitevale
Following is a list of the more significant known power outages as of 8
Port Hope - While service has been restored to a majority of the town, outages
continue in isolated pockets that include Scriven Blvd., Bruton St.,
Hope St. and Beamish St. Restoration activity in the Town of Port Hope
will be suspended late this evening and will recommence early on
Orono - About 45 customers in Orono are currently without power. The affected
streets include Church St., Station St., Bowen St. and Rowe St. The
cause of the problem has been identified. Repair work has been
scheduled for December 25th.
Ajax - Approximately 2,500 customers remain without power, in the following
South of Highway 401, north of Clements Rd. E., west of Pickering Beach
Rd. and east of MacKenzie Ave.
South of Highway 2, north of Highway 401, west of Westney Rd. S. and
east of Church St. S.
Riverside St. south of Rossland Road
Bryant Rd. and Archer Drive
Restoration efforts will continue overnight in areas 2 and 3. Work in
area 1 and will commence on December 25th. Efforts at restoring service in area 4 may commence later on December
25th or on December 26th.
Pickering - Outages continue in the following areas:
South Pickering - Approximately 700 customers in the following areas continue to be
The entire area south of Highway 2, north of Lake Ontario, west of
Westshore Blvd. and east of Whites Rd.
Scattered areas in the Bay Ridges neighbourhood, primarily in the centre
core and areas north of Annland St. and south of Radom St.
Dyson Rd., Rodd Ave. And Bella Vista Dr.
Restoration efforts are currently focussed on area 1. It is projected
that service may be restored later this evening or overnight. Overhead
lines in the remaining affected areas will be assessed overnight to
support the commencement of repair work on December 25th.
North Pickering - Approximately 300 customers in the following areas continue to be
Along 9th Concession, west of Lakeridge Rd. and east of Brock Rd.
Along 8th Concession, west of Brock Rd. and east of Sideline 22
Along 7th Concession, west of Salem Rd. and east of Sideline 12
All of Greenwood Road
Along Highway 7, west of Lakeridge Rd. and east of Salem Rd.
Restoration efforts in these areas will recommence as crews become
available, but not likely until December 26th.
Miscellaneous - Smaller scale outages have been identified throughout the community
in the following areas:
Sections of the Major Oaks subdivision, including Duberry Dr.
All of Tillings Road
Sections of the area immediately south and east of the intersection of
Taunton Rd. and Brock Rd.
Spruce Hill Rd. and Jacqueline Ave.
Residents who reside outside of the above identified areas should call
1-866-579-6819 to report that they are without power.
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