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
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
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
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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