Power pole falls across road in Wendouree

TRAFFIC is being diverted around a fallen power pole in Wendouree this morning.

Police have closed a number of lanes on Howitt Street, east of the Forest Street intersection, where the pole fell just after 10am.

It's not yet known if the downed power lines are live.

Police are directing traffic down side streets to keep the area clear.

It is believed a truck clipped overhead lines, which caused a wooden power pole to break near its base.

Powercor have been contacted for comment.