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Floodwaters cut roads in Maitland district

Thursday January 31, 2013 - 13:20 EDT
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Floodwaters cut roads in the Maitland district, leaving a handful of homes isolated at Windermere. (file photo) - ABC

As floodwaters continue to move through the Hunter Valley, several roads are now closed in the Maitland district, and a small number of homes are isolated.

The earlier flood peak forecast for Maitland has been revised down, and the Hunter River is expected to peak at the minor flood level of six metres from about midday today.

State Emergency Service Deputy region controller, Ken Speer, says although the flooding is minor, several low-lying roads and bridges have been cut.

"Melville Ford bridge remains closed, Stanhope Road at Kilfoyle's Bridge, Luskintyre Road is closed and so is Windermere Road," he said.

"There's about half a dozen homes in that Windermere area (isolated), but they're used to that problem.

"They've been cut off before and they're well looked after."

Most roads affected by flooding in the Singleton region yesterday have since re-opened.


- ABC

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