Power is out for 2800 residents in Walkervale, Norville, Kepnock, Avenell Heights and Bundaberg South after a car crashed in to a power pole on Water St.
NewsMail journalist Jim Alouat is on the scene and says sparks are flying from the power pole.
Initial reports suggest a silver sedan hit the pole about 3.30pm.
Nearby residents heard a loud bang and came out of their homes.
It is believed the driver of the vehicle ran from the scene and a neighbour gave chase.
Police currently have a shirt-less man apprehended on the ground.
Police have traffic blocked at May and Alice St intersection and are clearing the scene fearing the pole will fall down.
Traffic lights are out on the corner of Walker and Barolin Sts and police urge drivers to take care.