Homes, businesses left without power over lunchtime in west Auckland

More than 262 properties had their power cut around 11.20am. Photo / File
More than 262 properties had their power cut around 11.20am. Photo / File

Several hundred homes and businesses in west Auckland were left without electricity just before lunchtime after a power pole suffered a fuse failure.

More than 262 properties had their power cut around 11.20am when a pole on Brigham Creek Rd blew a fuse.

Fire Service northern shift manager Scott Osmond said crews attended the incident but handed over to linesmen to repair.

A Vector spokeswoman said as a result of the incident there was a partial feeder fault that cut electricity to parts of west Auckland.

She said smoke was some coming out of the pole but there were no flames or explosion.

Power was restored just before 1pm.

- NZ Herald

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