Veridian Updates Status of Power Restoration Work in Gravenhurst

    AJAX, ON, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Veridian emergency crews continue work to
restore electricity service to Gravenhurst residents affected by last
evening's severe storm. Service has been restored to almost 1,000 customers
during the last several hours. Most of the remaining customers affected by the
storm are expected to have power restored by about 9 p.m. tonight. Some rural
and remote customers will continue to be without power until later in the
    Veridian has about deployed all available crews to the Gravenhurst area,
including staff from Belleville and Durham Region. Work commenced last night
immediately following the storm, and crews continued to work through the
    Veridian reminds local residents to exercise extreme caution around
damaged poles and downed wires. All fallen wires should be considered live and
dangerous, and 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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