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Power was cut to 180 homes in Te Hapara yesterday morning after a car crossed Aberdeen Road at the Grafton Road corner and struck a power pole carrying 11kV and 400 volt wires.

The incident happened at around 10.30am.

Police said the 21-year-old male driver of the car was not injured in the crash.

But the vehicle, which belonged to a friend of the man, sustained considerable damage.

“It was seen being driven erratically in Gladstone Road just prior to the crash, when it hit two other vehicles, causing minor to moderate damage to them,” police said.

“We have spoken to the driver of the Honda Odyssey and our inquiries are ongoing.”

The concrete power pole was damaged and Eastland Network staff had to replace it.

“It affected power to about 180 homes and the Aberdeen Road shopping centre,” said network general manager Brent Stewart.

“We brought in a generator to keep the power on in the shops and power was restored to the homes during the afternoon.”

Power was cut to 180 homes in Te Hapara yesterday morning after a car crossed Aberdeen Road at the Grafton Road corner and struck a power pole carrying 11kV and 400 volt wires.

The incident happened at around 10.30am.

Police said the 21-year-old male driver of the car was not injured in the crash.

But the vehicle, which belonged to a friend of the man, sustained considerable damage.

“It was seen being driven erratically in Gladstone Road just prior to the crash, when it hit two other vehicles, causing minor to moderate damage to them,” police said.

“We have spoken to the driver of the Honda Odyssey and our inquiries are ongoing.”

The concrete power pole was damaged and Eastland Network staff had to replace it.

“It affected power to about 180 homes and the Aberdeen Road shopping centre,” said network general manager Brent Stewart.

“We brought in a generator to keep the power on in the shops and power was restored to the homes during the afternoon.”

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