Fallen power poles in Hawke's Bay a mystery

Last updated 10:34 20/12/2012
Hawke's Bay power poles
TRACEY CHATTERTON/Fairfax NZ
Six power poles have fallen in Omahu Rd in Hastings this morning.

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Six fallen power poles have stopped traffic and businesses on Omahu Rd in Hastings this morning.

Police have blocked off about a kilometre of the main road and diverted traffic.

Unison power are working to isolate the incident. Dozens of businesses and homes are without power.

One power pole appears to have snapped in half at about 9.45am, causing a domino effect and bringing another six down.

No cars were involved and no-one was hurt.

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- The Dominion Post

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