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July 20

Majority of Gravenhurst still without power

Ajax, ON –Approximately 4,900 Veridian customers in the Town of Gravenhurst are still without power after yesterday’s severe thunderstorm brought high winds and heavy rain, causing extensive damage to the utility’s distribution system.

All available crews from Gravenhurst have been assessing the damage and making repairs as quickly and as safely as possible. Local crews were joined by additional crews last night from Durham Region, and three more crews were dispatched this morning to assist in the restoration efforts.

Restoration times are unknown but Veridian will provide updates as crews continue to assess the damage and make repairs.

Residents are asked to exercise extreme caution around damaged poles and downed wires. All fallen wires should be considered live and dangerous. Residents 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.

For more information, contact:

Chris Mace
Sales & PR Representative – Corporate Communications
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218