A vehicle has crashed into a power pole causing the lines to fall and block State Highway 14 near Whangarei.
Police have put in diversions around the scene east of Kara Rd. Traffic is being diverted through Newton Rd. It may take two hours plus before the road is reopened.
Northpower on their way to clear the lines and police say a person was out of the vehicle after the crash at 3.20pm.
Police are asking for driver's cooperation as the road is cleared.