Residents and businesses in Nelson are currently without power.
Network Tasman are working to locate and fix the fault but in the meantime, those in the Hira Area including Cable bay and Kokoroa and those along North Road and in the Marybank Area have been affected.
While Network Tasman have yet to establish a time by which they expect the power to return, they apologise to customers.
“We regret any inconvenience that unexpected power interruptions may cause and will restore the power supply as quickly as possible.”
Network Tasman have also instructed the public that all lines, electrical installations, and wiring must be treated as live at all times and precautions should be taken regarding appliances and sensitive electronic equipment as power may be restored at any time.