Work from home warning to Sydney commuters after wild weather impacts roads, public transport

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Commuters are being urged to work from home as major impacts are still being experienced across NSW’s road and public transport network after the weekend’s wild weather.

The state was lashed by a severe weather system that moved in on Friday morning that dumped more than 250mm of rain on some suburbs with flash flooding overwhelming roads and homes.

Drivers and public transport users are both urged to consider working from home on Tuesday as “major impacts” are still being experienced across the state’s road and train networks, Transport for NSW said in a statement.

“Take extreme care on the roads and avoid all non-essential travel in affected areas, with the impact of heavy rain and flooding likely to be felt across the coming days,” a spokesperson said.

“Please exercise caution as some road surfaces may have deteriorated and have potholes. Council and Transport crews will work as quickly as possible to repair the damage.”

Motorists are also reminded to never drive through floodwater, follow the directions of emergency services and take extreme care as conditions are changing quickly.

Sydney Trains has 250 workers on the ground carrying out repairs on the network with a number of services running on a reduced timetable.

A spokesperson thanked passengers for their patience while they work to recover the network.

Services have partially resumed on the South Coast line, with trains to Port Kembla and Kiama running on a reduced timetable after floods damaged infrastructure and caused land slips in a number of locations.

Trains will resume between Kiama and the city in both directions but will run to a reduced weekend timetable while repairs continue to be made to some sections of the track.

Buses will continue to replace trains between Bomaderry and Kiama and this are expected to continue for a number of days.

Buses will be stationed at Wollongong and Waterfall to supplement trains.

Passengers should allow for extra travel time, check indicator boards, listen to station announcements, and plan their trip ahead of time.

For the latest traffic information, download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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