More than 1000 properties were without power this morning after a car crashed into a power pole on Ohauiti Rd.

A police media spokesman said the crash was reported at 7.03am and it looked "as though a car has crashed into a power pole".

The crash happened near Harrisfield Drive, felling power lines. It was not clear what injuries the driver suffered.

Shortly after Powerco listed a power outage for the area, affecting 1225 properties in Ōhauiti, with 11.50am the estimated time of power restoration.

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Powerco later updated the number of properties affected by the crash to 270, with an estimated restoration time of 12pm.

Power has since been restored to all affected properties.

A reporter driving through about 7.30am said traffic lights at the Welcome Bay Rd roundabout were out, as were the lights at Ohauiti Rd, but traffic was still flowing.