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Veridian updates its community power outage status report

AJAX, ON, Dec. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian continues to make significant 
progress in its efforts to restore service to customers impacted by last 
weekend's severe ice storm. About 500 customers had their power restored 
overnight and into this morning in Ajax and Pickering. Approximately 500 
customers in these two communities are currently without service. 
Customers in the community of Orono had their power restored overnight after 
an upstream Hydro One issue resulted in a community-wide outage at about noon 
yesterday. 
Veridian continues to maintain the strength of its line and tree trimming 
resources into today, thanks to the ongoing support from Peterborough 
Utilities, Lakeland Power, Whitby Hydro and Orillia Power. Crews are focusing 
their efforts today in some of the hardest hit areas of Ajax and north 
Pickering. 
Following is an outage status report for each of the communities in which 
Veridian is aware of customers that continue to be without service: 
Clarington - 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. 
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 250 customers remain without service. The known affected 
streets are summarized below. Streets that were listed in Veridian's outage 
status report of 9:30 p.m. last night and that have since been restored are 
included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation. 
 _____________________________________________________________________
|Admiral Rd -     |Durham - RESTORED|Grayson -       |Mary - RESTORED |
|RESTORED         |                 |RESTORED        |                |
|_________________|_________________|________________|________________|
|Beatty - RESTORED|Elgin - RESTORED |Grigglestone -  |Maple - RESTORED|
|                 |                 |RESTORED        |                |
|_________________|_________________|________________|________________|
|Beech St -       |Ellenbury Cres - |Illingworth -   |Riverside -     |
|RESTORED         |RESTORED         |RESTORED        |RESTORED        |
|_________________|_________________|________________|________________|
|Bunting Ct -     |Elm Street -     |Kent - RESTORED |Windsor -       |
|RESTORED         |RESTORED         |                |RESTORED        |
|_________________|_________________|________________|________________|
|Ceder - RESTORED |Fielding Ct -    |Kings - RESTORED|York - RESTORED |
|                 |RESTORED         |                |                |
|_________________|_________________|________________|________________|
|Church St. S. -  |George - RESTORED|Mcnamara -      |Heron           |
|RESTORED         |                 |RESTORED        |                |
|_________________|_________________|________________|________________| 
Pickering - Approximately 250 customers remain without service. The known 
affected streets are summarized below. Streets that were listed in Veridian's 
outage status report of 9:30 p.m. last night and that have since been restored 
are included in this summary with a 'RESTORED' notation. 
 _____________________________________________________________________
|Abingdon -      |Duberry -       |Markham Pickering|S/L 23           |
|RESTORED        |RESTORED        |Townline         |                 |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Balsam          |Earl Gray       |Meadowlane Cres -|S/L 24 n/of Con 4|
|                |                |RESTORED         |                 |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Baylawn Dr -    |Fairport Rd -   |Old Forest -     |S/L 26 s/of Conc |
|RESTORED        |RESTORED        |RESTORED         |5                |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Beatrice        |Foreststream    |Paddock Road     |S/L 34 s/of Hwy 7|
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Benton Cres     |Gablehurt Cres -|Pine Heights     |S/L 4            |
|                |RESTORED        |Trail            |                 |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Bookshire Sq    |Glenanna -      |Pineglen -       |S/L 8            |
|                |RESTORED        |RESTORED         |                 |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Conc 4 w/of     |Golf Club Rd    |Primrose -       |Salk - RESTORED  |
|Brock           |                |RESTORED         |                 |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Conc 5 e/of     |Gossamer -      |Rougemount -     |Sandtrap         |
|Westney         |RESTORED        |RESTORED         |                 |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Conc 7 e/of     |Huntsmill -     |S/L 12           |Spruce hill N of |
|Salem           |RESTORED        |                 |Shadybrook Dr -  |
|                |                |                 |RESTORED         |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Conc 8 e/ of    |Jacqueline Ave -|S/L 14           |Spruce hill S of |
|Brock road      |RESTORED        |                 |Shadybrook Dr    |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Conc 9 Brock to |Maplegate -     |S/L 16           |Timber Crt -     |
|Lakeridge -     |RESTORED        |                 |RESTORED         |
|RESTORED        |                |                 |                 |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________|
|Dixie - RESTORED|Marinet -       |S/L 22  n/of Hwy |Whitevale Rd w/of|
|                |RESTORED        |7                |Altona           |
|________________|________________|_________________|_________________| 
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.
 

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CO: Veridian
ST: Ontario
NI: UTI  
-0- Dec/27/2013 17:40 GMT
 
 
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