AJAX, ON, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian service crews continue their
efforts to clear and repair overhead lines damaged by ice laden trees.
Following is a community status report as of 12 noon:
Port Hope - Approximately 500 customers are without service due to the loss of a
supply feeder to a local transformer station. Work is underway to clear
the line and restore service. It is projected that this will be
completed later today.
Bowmanville - All supply feeders have been restored, including supply to the
Lakeridge Health hospital. There may still be some localized outages/
Veridian customers in Bowmanville who are still without power should
call 1-866-579-6819 to report the outage.
Newcastle - All of Veridian's 2,500 customers in Newcastle continue to be without
service. Veridian service crews are currently patrolling lines to
identify sections in need of repair. Crews previously working in
Bowmanville are being re-deployed to Newcastle.
Ajax - Outages are concentrated in an area bounded by Highway #2 to the
north, Lake Ontario to the south, Westney Road to the west and
Lakeridge Rd. to the east. The area is supplied by six supply feeders,
two of which have been restored. The remaining four serve approximately
6,400 customers. Line and tree clearing crews are at work to restore
these feeders on a priority basis. An estimated restoration time is not
available at this time.
Ajax residents who reside outside of the above geographic zone should
call 1-866-579-6819 to report that they are without power.
Pickering - Known outages in Pickering are in the following areas:
West Pickering - Approximately 6,000 customers in the area west of Dixie Road and
between Highway #2 to Lake Ontario are still without service. The area
is supplied by a Hydro One supply feeder from Scarborough. Veridian has
patrolled its lines to ensure that they are clear and ready for service
once Hydro One's supply is restored. Hydro One crews are working on the
Scarborough section of the supply feeder. An estimated restoration time
is not available at this time.
South-east Pickering - Approximately 1,000 customers, primarily businesses, are without
power in the area bounded by Highway #401 to the north, Lake Ontario to
the south, Brock Road to the west and Church Street to the east.
Service crews are patrolling lines and assessing damage. An estimated
restoration time is not available at this time.
North Pickering - Approximately 2,500 customers in the communities of Claremont,
Brougham, Green River, Greenwood and surrounding areas are without
service. Additional service crews will be deployed to these areas later
today. Estimated restoration times are not available at this time.
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.
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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.
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Sales & PR Representative - Corporate Communications
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218