Power is out to more than 500 homes in Pyes Pa area of Tauranga today after a truck crash near State Highway 36.

A police media spokeswoman said officers were at the scene of the crash on Pyes Pa Rd after it was reported to them at 1.09pm.

Emergency services at the scene of a crash on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak
Emergency services at the scene of a crash on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak

She said the crash happened between Kennedy Rd and Takitimu Dr and power lines were down. Despite the truck not blocking the road, it is understood the power lines have fallen across both lanes.

There have been no reports of injuries yet, she said.

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Powerco has listed 501 properties as being without power after an outage shortly after 1pm.

Emergency services at the scene of a crash on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak
Emergency services at the scene of a crash on Pyes Pa Rd. Photo / George Novak

Power is expected to be restored by 5pm today, Powerco stated.

More soon.