Warm up at the Beaverton firehall during tomorrow’s power outage

Residents looking to warm up during tomorrow’s (Dec. 3) power outage in Beaverton are invited to stop by the village’s firehall.

Hot beverages and snacks have been donated by District Chief Chris Gillespie and Russell Fisher, a volunteer firefighter and owner of Fisher’s Your Independent Grocer.

The outage runs from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and affects all Veridian customers within the village.

“To ensure that our electricity distribution network continues to operate in peak condition, Veridian conducts important maintenance and construction work that sometimes requires power to be temporarily disrupted for residents and/or businesses,” reads a notice from the company.

“Power outages are an inconvenience and Veridian makes every effort possible to keep the interruption time as short as possible.”

Veridian says customers expected to be affected by the outage are encouraged to make alternative arrangements if they:

• are on life support

• have electric sump pumps

• have computer equipment

• have an electric garage door opener

• have a security company monitoring their home and/or business

• have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms electronically connected to their home’s power supply without battery back-up

For more information on how to prepare for this outage, visit the Outages & Safety section at veridian.on.ca