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Singleton bracing for possible MAJOR flooding in town centre

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An evacuation warning is still current for the Singleton Town Centre.

That was issued by the SES just before 9 o'clock this morning.

A bulk text message was sent out to people in the area using the Emergency Alert Telephone Warning System.

The warning says people should be prepared to evacuated the town centre at short notice at any time today.

The Hunter River had reached 12.3 metres in height in the last hour.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects it will continue to rise to 12.9 metres.

An evacuation centre remains set up at the Diggers Club in Singleton Heights.

Free sandbags are available to the public from the SES at the Council car park.

The impacts of rising floodwaters in Singleton is starting to take a toll on the roads.

The New England Highway is now closed in both directions at Bridgman Road.

The Transport Management Centre says people should avoid the New England Highway where ever possible until further notice.

Image: Singleton SES