UPDATE | Earlier delays have eased, although traffic on Nelson Bay Road remains heavy.
There’s significant delays for motorists making their way home this afternoon, after an earlier crash on Maitland Road at Hexham.
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Southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway between Tomago Road and the New England Highway were closed for a number of hours, with nearby roads reduced to a crawl.
Delays on the Pacific Highway are stretched back to the Adelaide Street roundabout at Raymond Terrace, while the run along Tomago Road is slow.
Nelson Bay road is also feeling the pinch, while those using Woodberry Road to avoid the traffic can still expect some delays.
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