Newcastle and Hunter rain cell: Flood rescues, a sinkhole, road closures and almost 300 SES call outs

Jessica Brown
Updated February 23 2023 - 7:24am, first published 7:00am

A DELUGE across Newcastle and the Hunter has caused widespread flash flooding, road closures, a sinkhole to open up in Wallsend and almost 300 calls for assistance to the State Emergency Service.

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Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Digital Editor

Jessica began her journalism career in 2009 as a cadet at The Port Stephens Examiner before moving to London for a two-year stint working in magazines and digital publishing. The Lake Macquarie local returned to Australia where she took up a reporting role at The Maitland Mercury. She worked across several rounds including local council, police and property before moving into digital journalism and joining the team at The Newcastle Herald in 2017.

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