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Power outage to hundreds across Tauranga

Image: Power co website.

Power is currently in the Whakamarama area.

According to the Powerco website power went out at around 3.57pm with 702 properties affected.

The estimated restoration is expected to be at 8.57pm.

The cause of the power outage at this stage is unknown.

Power is also out to 753 homes in Omanawa.

According to the Powerco website power went out to properties at 4pm.

Power is expected to be restored at around 9pm.

The cause is reportedly due to trees in the power lines.

For updates on the power outages, head to www.powerco.co.nz.

Trees along State Highway two that have fallen onto the road have also been causing traffic delays for commuters and Labour weekend holiday makers.

There have also been reports that trees have fallen down on Poripori Road as well.

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