Power restored across Western Bay of Plenty

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UPDATED 2.59pm: Power has been restored to properties in Katikati.

Power was out to the area at 9.30am because of a power pole on fire.

There are no power outages listed by Powerco in the Bay of Plenty region at this time.


UPDATED 12.07pm: Katikati is expected to have power restored by 2pm.

Power was out to the area at 9.30am because of a power pole on fire.

Powerco has since updated its initial report suggesting power would be restored by 12pm. Power is now expected to be restored by 2pm.


EARLIER: Power is out in Katikati.

A smoking powerpole on State Highway 2 just east of the township is believed to be responsible.

The outage was recorded at 9.33am and is expected to be restored by 12pm.

Powerco lists Katikati, Aongatete, Poutere and Whangamata as areas without power.

Firefighters have been called out to the incident and are waiting on power authorities.

The roads listed as being affected are: ALEXANDER STREET, ATLANTA COURT, BEACH ROAD, BELMONT RISE, BINNIE ROAD, BLUNDELL PLACE, CLIVE ROAD, ELMWOOD ROAD, FAIRVIEW ROAD, FENNCOURT ROAD, FRANCIS DRIVE, GILFILLAN DRIVE, GLEDSTANE ROAD, GORDET DRIVE, GROSVENOR PLACE, HANSEN PLACE, IRWIN COURT, KATTERNS STREET, KOWHAI COURT, LEVLEY LANE, LUNDS ROAD, MARSHALL PLACE, MARSHALLS ROAD, PARK LANE VILLAGE, PARK ROAD, POLLEY CRESCENT, PROSPECT DRIVE, PUKAKURA ROAD, REREATUKAHIA PA ROAD, RIVERLEA DRIVE, ROBINSON STREET, ROSEMARY PLACE, SEDGEMOOR LANE, SHARP ROAD, STATE HIGHWAY 2, STRATHMORE DRIVE, TETLEY ROAD, WALKER ROAD EAST, WALKER ROAD WEST, WESTBANK DRIVE, WHARAWHARA ROAD, WILLS ROAD

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