Veridian updates its community power outage status report – 10:00 a.m.
Ajax, ON – Veridian crews worked through the night to restore service to customers without electricity due to the severe ice storm of last weekend. Approximately 6,000 customers had their service restored between the hours of midnight and 6:30 a.m. It is estimated that just over 7,000 customers remain without power this morning.
The overnight power restoration efforts returned service to about 2,000 customers in north Pickering, and another 4,000 customers in south-central and south-east Pickering.
Veridian has sought assistance from other Ontario electricity distributors to support its ongoing restoration efforts in the remaining affected areas. Approximately 24 line and tree trimming crews will be deployed today.
Following is a list of the more significant known power outages as of 10 a.m. today:
Port Hope – More than 500 customers remain without power. Work is underway and service should be restored to most affected customers today.
Orono – About 45 customers in Orono are currently without power. The cause of the problem is a damaged pole that has been identified. Repair work may be completed as early as today.
Ajax – Outages are concentrated in an area roughly 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 are not in service. Approximately 4,400 customers are affected. This heavily treed area will be a focus of restoration efforts today. However, it is projected that some customers 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.
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.
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