A City Care truck has crashed into a power pole on Vale St at around 8.50am this morning.
The accident happened at about 100m from the Bureta Rd intersection.
Power lines are down and technicians are at the scene at the moment to assess the situation.
A caller to our news line 0800 253 253 said that paramedics, a fire engine and police are at the scene.
The power pole has landed on the side of a house.
The female occupant of the house is uninjured.
Residents in the area have been told to stay indoors because of a potentially dangerous situation with live wires.
Part of Vale St, between Bureta Rd and Grange Rd, has been closed off by police.