Traffic is once again flowing on Te Ngae Rd, State Highway 30, in Rotorua after a fallen pole blocked both lanes for 90 minutes this morning .

A police spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the scene, near Tennyson Drive, Ōwhata, at 9.30am.

She said it appeared a vehicle had hit the pole, causing it to fall, but police had yet not confirmed this.

At least three units attended.

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Police redirect traffic after a pole blocked both drains near Tennyson Drive. Photo/Stephen Parker
Police redirect traffic after a pole blocked both drains near Tennyson Drive. Photo/Stephen Parker

Traffic was backed up in both directions, and vehicles had to be diverted down Tennyson Drive and Basley Rd.

The spokeswoman said the scene was cleared by about 11am, and there were no reports of injuries.

Unison spokesman Danny Gough said the fallen street light column was tied up with a Unison owned overhead line, but no power was affected.

He said the line would be de-energised for about 15 minutes, affecting two customers, to be untangled.

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