Aerial footage shows how roads and a highway leading to major regional towns in NSW were submerged during July floods

The extent to which floods cut off several roads in the NSW Hunter region a week ago has been captured in aerial imagery.

The images released by Nearmap were taken before the flooding in Maitland, Singleton and some rural areas cut by flooding, and again on Friday July 8 when the Hunter River crested.

The New England Highway, which connects several major regional centers to the east coast, was cut off in Maitland.

On the outskirts of Newcastle, Maitland is home to more than 90,000 people and the road closure has caused heavy traffic on all sides.

The flooded highway intersection to the south was Cessnock Road, which was also under water.

It connects to the suburb of Gillieston Heights, the isolated suburb that relied on the state emergency service to transport supplies until Tuesday.

The closure of Cessnock Road has resulted in increased traffic further south on Buchanan Road between Kurri Kurri and Maitland.

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