Pacific Highway opens near Raymond Terrace

Update:

All northbound and one southbound lane of the Pacific Highway are now open north of Raymond Terrace as emergency services crew continue to fight a bushfire.

The highway was closed in both directions between Italia Road and The Bucketts Way.

One southbound lane of the highway is still closed near Medowie Road so motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and exercise caution through the area.

Motorists are also advised to avoid Medowie Road as it is closed at the Pacific Highway.

Earlier: 

Motorists travelling south along the Pacific Highway towards Newcastle are advised to either avoid the area or delay their trip.

The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions north of Raymond Terrace due to a bushfire.

All northbound and southbound lanes of the highway are closed between Italia Road and The Bucketts Way.

Anyone who needs to travel can use The Bucketts Way, Limeburners Creek Road, East Seaham Road and Seaham Road as an alternative.

Emergency services are on site.

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