Power still out after Tauranga crash

A car hit a power pole in Windermere Rd. Photos: Cameron Avery/SunLive.

Power is still out in Hairini, Tauranga, after a vehicle smashed into a power pole on Sunday afternoon.

Powerco is reporting that 72 properties are currently without power.

The supply went off in the area just before 2pm, when a car crashed with a power pole, causing the pole to snap in half.

The crash happened at the intersection of Windermere Dr and Olivine St.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the crash.

"There appear to be no injuries," says a police spokesperson.

"The pole has broken into half."

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Powerco is estimating to have the power back on in the area around 8am.

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Idiot driver

Posted on 01-08-2019 09:16 | By rosscoo

this also caused a transformer to blow on Olivine street. We today 01/08/2019 still have know street lights on Olivine street. some houses had to be re wired as it blew out there switch board and some appliances in there house.