Parts of Wellington were hit by a brief but far-reaching power cut this morning.
Power was lost to Parliament at about 10:15am, sources said.
A Rydges Wellington spokeswoman said the hotel's power went out at the same time.
Other businesses on Featherston St were also affected, she said.
A Wellington Electricity spokesman confirmed a power cut affected parts of Wellington, including the CBD, Karori, Thordon and Ngaio.
Wellington City Council said traffic lights were out of action, and drivers were urged to take care.
A Transpower spokeswoman said there was a fault at its Wilton substation. Power was restored at 10:28am.
The cause of the outage was being investigated.
A crew were working on the Wilton facility, she said.
- The Dominion Post
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