Power outage continues in Katikati following crash

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Update, 3.15pm Power is not expected to be restored to 115 properties in Katikati until 5pm following a vehicle striking a power pole earlier today.

Power was restored to properties in Bowentown and Waihi Beach earlier this afternoon.

A car collided with a power pole at Ongare Point Rd, Tahawai at around 6.55am.

Police report that the occupant of the vehicle made their own way home following the crash and didn't require medical attention.

Update, 10am: There is a power outage at Katikati, Bowentown and Waihi Beach following a vehicle striking a power pole this morning.

Police report that emergency services were called to Ongare Point Rd, Tahawai following a car colliding with a power pole.

The collision occured at around 6.55am.

"It appears the occupant of the vehicle made their own way home, and did not require medical attention," says a Police spokesperson.

Power is expected to be restored by 12.30pm.

Earlier, 8.30am: Many properties at Katikati, Bowentown and Waihi Beach are experiencing a power outage.

Power was cut to 115 properties in Katikati at 7.17am due to a vehicle striking a power pole.

At 7.20am power was cut to 914 properties at Waihi Beach, including Bowentown. A site investigation is underway.

Power is expected to be restored by 12.30pm.




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