Inner City Bypass under water after main bursts at Charlestown

THERE was traffic chaos on the Inner City Bypass on Monday morning after a burst water main spewed out litres of water onto the road.

The water main, located 300 metres south of Hillsborough Road, burst some time before 7am.

Traffic was affected in both directions, as drivers slowed down to get through the rising waters.

The road was closed for some time while crews worked to fix the problem.

Emergency Services, Road and Maritime Service and Hunter Water were called to the scene. 

“Hunter Water crews are on site repairing a water main,” a spokeswoman from Hunter Water said.

“Our crews are being assisted by Ausgrid, due to the proximity of an electrical pole near the break.

“One northbound lane remains closed on Charlestown Road, while water has now cleared from the Bypass.

“Our customer care team is working with three customers who have been impacted by the break. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank motorists for their patience while we work as quickly as possible to repair it.”

Adding to morning commuter delays, a three-vehicle accident caused a closure on the bypass northbound at Myall Road. This accident has since been cleared.

Get up-to-date traffic information online here.

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