An intersection in West Auckland is closed after a car hit a power pole.

It happened on the corner of New Windsor Rd and Whitney St in New Windsor at 3.20am.

A police spokeswoman said the power pole is across the road and a crane will have to be brought in to remove it.

The intersection is expected to be closed until midday.

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Diversions are in place.

The driver of the car walked away without any injuries.