Veridian updates its community power outage status report – 10:30 p.m.
Ajax, ON – Within the past hour, Veridian crews have successfully restored power to approximately 7,800 customers impacted by the weekend ice storm. It is estimated that about 13,000 customers now remain without power.
The most recent power restorations include 500 customers in the Town of Port Hope, 6,800 customers in the City of Pickering and 500 customers in Ajax. All occurred at approximately 10 p.m.
Veridian line and tree trimming crews will continue their work through the night to clear and repair overhead lines impacted by ice laden trees.
Following is a list of the more significant known power outages as of 10:30 p.m. today:
Port Hope – An estimated 500 customers remain without power. Service will not be restored until tomorrow at the earliest.
Orono – About 45 customers in Orono are currently without power. The cause of the problem is a damaged pole that has been identified. Service will not be restored until tomorrow at the earliest.
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, three of which have now been restored. The remaining three feeders serve approximately 4,400 customers. While some of these customers will likely see service restored tomorrow, most may be without power into Christmas Day.
Pickering – Outages continue in the following areas:
Residents who reside outside of the above geographic zones should call 1-866-579-6819 to report that they are without power.
Please be advised that Veridian’s Twitter account (@VeridianTweets) and media communications will resume tomorrow morning.
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.