A large industrial block has no power and is closed to
traffic after six power poles fell like dominoes in a Hawkes
Bay suburb this morning.
Emergency services descended on Omahu Rd, Hastings, by the
Hawkes Bay Expressway, about 9.30am after the poles fell.
There were no injuries and the poles did not cause damage to
property when they fell, a Hawkes Bay Today journalist
at the scene reported.
However, the whole block in the busy industrial area was
without power, and it was thought it may not be restored
Businesses were talking of shutting down for the day.
Initial reports of a truck hitting one of the poles was
Police, Unison, Hastings District Council and the fire
department were at the scene.
Cordons were in place to divert traffic, and were likely to
be in place for much of the day.
- By Morgan Tait and Lawrence Gullery of Hawke's Bay