High Winds Disrupt Power in Ajax and Pickering

    AJAX, ON, April 3 /CNW/ - Approximately 6,000 Veridian customers in Ajax
and Pickering are without power due to high wind conditions between 10:30 and
11:00 a.m. today. Affected customers are primarily located within an area
bounded by Finch Avenue to the north, Bayly Street to the south, Westney Road
to the east and Liverpool to the west.
    The high winds caused damage to Veridian's overhead poles and lines in
several areas. All available Veridian crews are working to repair the damage
and restore power. An estimated restoration time is not available at this
    Local residents are asked 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 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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