Power lines down in Mount Maunganui

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UPDATED: Power lines are down in Mount Maunganui this morning after a power pole was hit by a bus.

A caller to 0800 SunLive says a school bus took out a power pole on Links Avenue then kept on driving.

Police and fire are here and the road is blocked off they are using the Mount Intermediate drop off zone for cars to go through, he says.

The power lines are still across the road, he says.

Police received a report about 8:15am of power lines being down on Links Avenue, outside Mount Maunganui Intermediate, a police spokesperson says.

EARLIER: Reports are coming in of power lines down in Mount Maunganui this morning.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says lines are down on Links Ave, just off of Golf Road.

"Fire and police are at the scene.

"It looks like the road is partially blocked."

SunLive is working on getting more information and will update this story as soon as we can.

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