Electricity Service Restored to the Majority of Veridian Customers in Gravenhurst

    AJAX, ON, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Veridian service crews have restored
electricity service to all but about 400 customers affected by last night's
severe storm in the Town of Gravenhurst. Most of the customers still without
power are located in the southern section of urban Gravenhurst.
    Thursday night's storm caused widespread damage to Veridian's electricity
distribution network in Gravenhurst. Fallen trees brought down many poles and
overhead wires, and Veridian's crews have been working continuously to carry
out repairs and restore service. An estimated 3,000 Gravenhurst customers were
without power immediately following the storm.
    Veridian projects that the 400 customers currently without power will see
their service restored by Saturday afternoon.
    Veridian reminds local residents to exercise extreme caution around
damaged poles and downed wires. All fallen wires should be considered live and
dangerous, and residents are urged to report the locations of fallen wires to
Veridian as soon as possible.

    Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to
more than 110,000 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:

For further information: George Armstrong, Manager of Regulatory Affairs
and Key Projects, Veridian Connections Inc., (905) 427-9870 extension 2202

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