Roads, rail in the Hunter: What’s open and what’s not Jan. 6, 2016, 7:15 a.m.


Trains have resumed between Hamilton and Fassifern on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line after a partial closure this morning due to flooding of the line at Cockle Creek.

Buses will supplement these services and passengers are advised to allow additional travel time and listen to station announcements as stopping patterns may change.

Buses continue to replace trains between Hamilton and Scone/Dungog due to flooding of the line at Sandgate.

As at 6:55am the following roads in the Newcastle/Hunter Region remain closed due to flooding:
•The Pacific Highway is closed between Lake Street and Oakdale Road in Gateshead with northbound motorists diverting via Newcastle Inner city Bypass and southbound motorists using Warners Bay Road and the Newcastle Inner City Bypass.
•Oakdale Road is closed between the Pacific Highway and Bulls Garden Road in Gateshead.
•Kalaroo Road is closed near Seasands Drive in Redhead
•Bulls Garden Road is closed near Oakdale Road in Gateshead.
•Raymond Terrace Road is closed between Government Road and Mcfarlanes Road in Thornton with motorists diverting via Government Road and Mcfarlanes Road.
•Sandgate Road is closed at Astra Street in Sandgate.
•Wallsend Road is closed at Rural Drive in Sandgate.
•Industrial Drive is closed westbound at Gross Street in Tighes Hill.
•Anderson Drive is closed between Glenwood Drive and Byron Street in Beresfield
•William Bailey Road is closed in both directions between Port Stephens Street and Fitzgerald Bridge in Raymond Terrace.
•Mitchell Avenue is closed between Railway Parade and Government Road in Kurri Kurri
•Allandale Road is closed at Kerlew Street in Nukulba and near Lovedale Road in Allandale.
•Bucketts Way is closed in both directions at Twelve Mile Creek.

As well motorists should use extreme caution on the following roads which are also affected by flooding but remain open:
•The Pacific Highway at Karuah, Bulahdelah, Ferodale and Possum Brush
•The Golden Highway at Whittingham.
•The New England Highway at Tarro
•Tourle Road in Kooragang
•Industrial Drive near Tourle Street in Mayfield West
•Tomago Road in Tomago
•Turton Road in Broadmeadow
•Maitland Road in Hexham
•Putty Road about 10kms north of Howes Valley
•Hilsborough Road in Warners Bay
•Allandale Road in Rothbury
•Allandale Road in Nulkaba near Kerlew Street as well as in Rothbury

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