AJAX, ON, Dec. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian crews continued their power restoration efforts on Christmas Day, and were able to restore service to about 800 customers in the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the Municipality of Port Hope. Approximately 1,700 Veridian are currently without service due to the impacts of last weekend's ice storm.
While Veridian has maintained the strength of its line and tree trimming resources during today's holiday, restoration progress slowed as the remaining affected areas are those with the most storm-related damage. Also, much of the remaining restoration work involves supply lines located in customer backyards, making access more difficult.
Restoration activity will continue overnight. Increased resources will be deployed on Boxing Day, as Veridian has obtained additional support from other local electricity distributors that were not as affected by the weekend storm.
Following is an outage status report for each of the communities in which Veridian is aware of customers that continue to be without service:
Port Hope - All affected customers have had power restored, with the exception of a few individual customers with damaged equipment that must be repaired or replaced to accommodate reconnection.
Ajax - Approximately 850 customers remain without service. The known affected streets are summarized below. Streets that were listed in Veridian's outage status report of 3 p.m. today and have since been restored are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation.
|Admiral Rd||Cowling - RESTORED||Heron||Plumridge Ctr|
|Adonschool Ct||Cranley||Hiley||Riverside Dr|
|Alberry Cres - RESTORED||Dryer Dr||Illingworth||Roosvelt Ave|
|Archer Dr - RESTORED||Ellenbury Cres||Jacwin Dr||Stonewood|
|Baker||Elm Street||Jallan Dr||Strathy Dr|
|Bayly||Emporer||Kent St - RESTORED||Tudor Dr|
|Beech St||Fielding Ct||Kings Cres||Tulloch|
|Beer Cres||Finely Ave||Kinninson St||Windsor|
|Billingsgate||Forest Rd||Lawrie - RESTORED||Woodhouse|
|Bryant Rd - RESTORED||Gates Rd||Lewin - RESTORED||York|
|Church St||Harland||Parry Rd|
Pickering - Approximately 850 customers remain without service. The known affected streets are summarized below. Streets that were listed in Veridian's outage status report of 3 p.m. today and have since been restored are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation.
|Abingdon||Gablehurt Cres||Modlin||Sunrise Ave|
|Antonio||Glenanna||Mount Castle Cres||Timber Crt|
|Balaton||Glendale Dr - RESTORED||Naroch||Timmins|
|Baylawn Dr.||Glynn||Paddock Road||Tonevale Rd|
|Beaton Way||Golf Club Rd||Park - RESTORED||Vicki|
|Benton Cres.||Gossamer||Pine grove||Vistula|
|Bookshire Sq||Haller Ave||Pine Heights Trail||West Shore Blvd|
|Breda||Highbush Trail||Pineglen||Whitevale Rd w/of Altona|
|Chapleau||Hillcrest - RESTORED||Plummer|
|Clearside||Hillview - RESTORED||Primrose Crt|
|Conc 3 w/of Brock||Huntsmill||Redbird Cres|
|Conc 4 w/of Altona||Jacqueline Ave||Rouge Hill|
|Conc 4 w/of Brock||Jalle||Rougemount Dr|
|Conc 5 e/of Westney||Krosno||S/L 22 n/of Hwy 7|
|Conc 7 e/of Salem||Liverpool s/of Bayly||S/L 23|
|conc 8 e/ of Brock Road||Lubin Ave||S/L 24 n/of Con 4|
|Cortez||Lublin||S/L 26 s/of Conc 5|
|Cowan||Maplegate||S/L 34 s/of Hwy 7|
|Duberry - RESTORED||Markham Pickering Townline n/of Hwy 7||Sandcastle - RESTORED|
|Dyson Rd||Marksbury - RESTORED||Sandy Beach s/of Bayly|
|Essa||Maury Cres||Sanok - RESTORED|
|Eyer||McBrady Cres - RESTORED||Shay Dr - RESTORED|
|Fairport Rd||Meadowlane Cres||Sprucehill|
|Foreststream Tr||Mink - RESTORED||St. Martins Dr.|
Residents or businesses that are without power and are not included in the areas summarized above should call 1-866-579-6819 to report their status.
While Veridian continues to be committed to restoring power to all affected customers as quickly as possible, equipment damage affecting individual customers may result in prolonged power outages.
In some cases, repairs to customer owned meter bases and service masts must be completed before Veridian is able to restore service to individual customers. The repair or replacement of such equipment must be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor retained by the customer. Approved contractors can be found at http://applications.dmtispatial.com/esa/ or by calling ESA at 1.877.372.7233.
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.
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