Impacts to NSW State roads and rail lines from natural disasters

During natural disasters key freight routes along State roads can be closed for extended durations.

Current road and rail line closure information

When road and rail lines are closed Transport for NSW needs to assess the overall impact of natural disasters on our assets and undertake safety reviews and inspections.

Our focus is always to prioritise safety for all customers, effectively assess the damage and re-open the roads and rail lines that will keep people and freight moving.

The purpose of this webpage is to provide information about estimated timeframes to re-open affected transport assets.

For all real time traffic and route information updates, please visit LiveTraffic

Transport for NSW encourages all freight operators to check the Restricted Access Vehicle interactive map to determine appropriate alternative routes for their combination.

Please visit the State Emergency Service (SES) website for all current evacuation orders that are still in place.

The current State road closures associated with natural disasters are listed below, with information on damage and safety assessments. This page is updated as required, but please consult live traffic as well to plan your route on the day of travel.

Information is correct as of 6.00am on 11 July 2022.


  • Tomago - Tomago Road is closed between Graham Drive and Masonite Road and one of two westbound lanes as well near Pacific Highway.
  • Raymond Terrace - Seaham Road is closed between Raymond Terrace Road and Newline Road.
  • Thornton to Millers Forest - Raymond Terrace Road is closed between Government Road and Woodberry Road.
  • East Maitland - Raymond Terrace Road is closed between Metford Road and Harvest Boulevard.
  • Maitland - New England Highway is closed between the roundabout at High Street and Melbourne Street.
  • Maitland to Cliftleigh – Main Road/Cessnock Road is closed between the New England Highway and Avery Lane.
  • Milbrodale to Colo Heights - Putty Road is closed between Milbrodale Road and Colo Heights Road.
  • Hunter Line - no trains are running between Newcastle Interchange, Scone and Dungog.

March 2021 floods

In March 2021, NSW experienced a once in a 100 year weather event causing floods across many regional and metropolitan areas.

More information and community updates on the four major impacted corridors is available here:

Please visit LiveTraffic for information on road closures and alternative routes on the day of your travel.

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