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Further road closures right through the Upper Hunter regions


Plenty of roads throughout the Upper Hunter regions are now closed because of the wet weather conditions. 

A list of details can be viewed below:


Road closures:

  • Castlerock Road
  • Denman Road closed from Bengalla Link Road intersection to Golden Highway intersection
  • Dry Creek Road
  • Edderton Road
  • Mangoola Road
  • Kayuga Road
  • Ridgelands Road
  • Rouchel Gap Road
  • St Heliers Road
  • Wells Gully Road
  • Wybong Post Office Road
  • Yarraman Road

Hazards and updates:

  • Golden Highway has water over the road in various locations, including near Godolphin horse stud, Thomas Mitchell Drive & Wybong Road.
  • Golden Highway detour for heavy vehicles on Wybong Road remains in place with westbound traffic detoured through Reedy Creek Road.
  • Muscle Creek Bridge at the Bridge Street Subway is closed to pedestrian access subject to ARTC works.

Other updates:


  • Park St, Scone
  • Kingdon St, Scone
  • Idaville Rd
  • Muralla Causeway, Murrurundi
  • Pages River
  • Llangollen Rd, Cassilis
  • Branksome St, Cassilis
  • Bunnan Rd at Dartbrook
  • Sandy Creek Crossing
  • Dry Creek Crossing
  • reports of lots of water on highway between Scone and Aberdeen. Speed reduced to 20km/h in some parts.
  • Gundy Rd
  • Coulsons Creek Rd, Merriwa
  • Segenhoe Rd, Scone
  • Barton St, Scone
  • Parkville, New England Hwy
  • Rouchel Rd
  • Middlebrook Rd, Scone
  • Scone Rd, between Merriwa and Scone has water across it in parts.
  • Flaggs Rd, Merriwa
  • Moobi Rd, Scone

The following out of town school buses will not run.

  • Merriwa
  • Bunnan( Town loop will run)
  • Brawboy( town loop will run )
  • Ellerston

Motorists are reminded not to drive through floodwaters.