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Major power outages in South Auckland

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/04/2017

A number of power outages are impacting traffic across South Auckland on Wednesday.

Power is out in Papatoetoe, Manukau, Clendon, Manurewa and Wiri and it is affecting 45 traffic signals and 15 motorway ramp lights, Auckland Transport says.

Power is not expected to be restored until 7.30pm Wednesday evening.

The cause of the outage is not yet known by police but does not appear to have occurred as the result of any vehicle crash.

Police officers will be deployed to point duty at intersections.

About 9000 homes in different parts of Auckland are without power due to the bad weather, with up to 40mm of rain expected in the upper North Island on Wednesday night.

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