Smash sends power pole into Tauranga home

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A truck on Vale St crashed into a power pole causing it to fall onto a house. Photo / John Borren
A truck on Vale St crashed into a power pole causing it to fall onto a house. Photo / John Borren

A City Care truck has crashed into a power pole bringing lines and sending the pole crashing onto a Tauranga house this morning.

The accident happened on Vale St about 8.50am.

Power lines are down and technicians are at the scene.

An eyewitness said that paramedics, a fire engine and police were 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.

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