Hundreds of homes in Auckland are still without electricity a day after strong winds downed power lines and brought down trees around the city.
Up to 350 households were in the dark last night after severe gusts reaching 110km/h swept through parts of the city in the early hours of yesterday morning.
By 7.30am, the number of households still with no power had gone down to 150 homes.
Lines company Vector said crews are out in the field again focusing on restoring power while it is safe to do so.
"In some cases, there has been significant damage caused by the high winds, so this is why it is taking longer for this group of homes," a spokeswoman said.
People who still had no electricity are being advised that if the service line into their home is damaged, then they will need to arrange their own electrician to repair it.
"A service line is the one owned by the customer that takes the power from Vector's lines on the street into their home or business."
Vector acknowledged the difficulties of having no electricity during winter, in particular, and reassured residents they were working hard to get the issue fixed.
"Our crews are doing all they can to restore the power as quickly as possible."
"We know that not having power on a winter's night is tough and we thank those affected for their continued understanding."
Early this morning, Vector's outage map showed power cuts in parts of West Auckland - including in Henderson Valley, Piha, Karekare, Kumeu, Waimauku, Whenuapai, Hobsonville and Herald Island.
Parts of northwest Auckland are also among those still without electricity, including residents in Makarau, Kaukapakapa and Tāhekeroa.
In Albany, a section of Rosedale Rd - between Jack Hinton Drive and Clemows Lane roundabout - was still closed as of 6.30pm yesterday.
Auckland Transport authorities said last night it was expected to remain closed overnight as crews worked to resolve a power line issue there.
The section of road had been closed to the public from about 9.20am yesterday due to downed power lines.
Vector later confirmed two high voltage power lines had come down in the bad weather.