AJAX, ON, July 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Electricity service has been restored to approximately 2,000 Veridian customers in the Town of Gravenhurst following yesterday's severe thunderstorm. Local crews, joined by staff from the utility's Ajax and Belleville locations, continue to assess the damage, make repairs and restore service to those still without power.
High winds and heavy rain caused extensive damage to Veridian's distribution system, bringing down overhead poles, lines and trees on overhead wires. An estimated restoration time for the remaining 4,000 customers still without power will be provided as soon as possible.
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'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