About 1800 properties are without power in the Auckland suburb of Ellerslie after a car hit a power pole.

Police were called to the incident on Marua Rd at 10pm.

A police spokeswoman said no one was injured in the crash but that the power pole was down.

Someone at the scene said a section of Marua Rd was closed due to downed powerlines.

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A Vector spokeswoman said she was unable to give an estimated time when the electricity would be back on as it depended on emergency services and work being done at the scene.