Truck crash knocks out power in Rotorua

Last updated 09:22 21/06/2012

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An truck crash which brought down a power pole left nearly 500 Rotorua homes and businesses fumbling in the early morning darkness.

Police said a small truck crashed into a power pole, on Vaughan Rd about 6am.

The road was closed for about an hour, causing delays in peak-time traffic but the biggest disruption was felt by those left without electricity.

A crew from lines company Unison was working to install a new power pole, and spokesman Danny Gough said it was hoped all 470 customers who were affected would have power restored to them by 1pm.

"Unfortunately it was a double circuit pole so it serviced quite a large amount of people."

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