Power is out to 200 properties in the Lower Kaimai.

According to the Powerco website the cause of the outage was a vehicle hitting a power pole about 12.01am.

The estimated restoration time is 2pm.

Meanwhile a car has crashed into a power pole on Milton Rd in Ōtumoetai this morning.


A police spokeswoman said the pole and power lines are down and work is being done to clear it.

One person received minor injuries.