Power 100 per cent restored to Uxbridge Township

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Published May 31, 2022 at 9:58 am

Ten days after an F2 Tornado touched down in Uxbridge and caused widespread devastation, power has finally been restored to all its citizens.

Elexicon Energy made the call Sunday afternoon after completing repairs to a substation destroyed during the storm.

By Friday the utility company had made “substantial progress” in its restoration efforts with just one per cent of customers still without power, in the harder-to-reach regions. Outages remained at that time for approximately 1,000 customers in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, and Uxbridge, with many of the smaller areas restored by the end of the day.

A lot of the work required extensive excavating, tree debris removal, power line, and pole repairs with crews working 24/7. “We remain confident that if there are no new surprises today, we will see all areas in our service territory restored by late tonight with the exception of some difficult repairs and neighbourhoods with particular issues.,” Elixicon Energy President and CEO Indrani Butany-DeSouza said Friday.

Butany-DeSouza also thanked the community, Elexicon customers, contractors and municipal partners for their patience and support.

“You have been the eyes and ears and helped us energize the homes and businesses of customers across our vast territory. It has not been easy work. However, everyone worked together to support the communities that we serve.”

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