Power Restored to Majority of Ajax and Pickering Residents

    AJAX, ON, April 3 /CNW/ - Veridian crews have restored power to the
majority of customers affected by high wind conditions earlier today.
Approximately 6,000 homes and businesses in Ajax and Pickering lost
electricity service between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. Service to all but about 150
customers was restored by 1 p.m.
    The remaining customers without power are located south of Highway 2,
west of Notion Road. Veridian crews are repairing overhead lines to restore
service to these customers. It is estimated that this work will be complete
within two hours.
    Local 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 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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