Passengers on a bus travelling on Old Taupo Rd escaped injury when it crashed into a power pole this morning.

The crash happened at 5.38am near the intersection of Old Taupo Rd and Sunset Rd. The two lanes, heading towards town, were closed while the scene was cleared.

A police media spokeswoman said while the road was closed for a while, given the time the crash happened, it had minimal impact on traffic.

She said there were no injuries and police were investigating the cause.