Rotorua residents have been without power this morning after a car crash on Pukehangi Rd.

A Police North Communications spokesman said police, fire and ambulance were called to Pukehangi Rd around 6.30am as a car had hit a powerpole.

The powerpole had been knocked down.

The driver was taken to the police station to be breathalysed. No one was injured.

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Unison communications manager Danny Gough said 211 customers had been affected and they hoped to have power restored by 12pm.

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