From the Maitland Mercury report:
Falling trees and flash floods had Maitland at a standstill yesterday as torrential rain and gale force wind battered the city.Many people skipped work to bunker down in their homes after more than 245mm of rain fell before 9am.
Tocal weather station recorded more than 377mm of rain between midnight on Monday and 3.30pm yesterday.
Maitland was isolated from various towns around the valley, as flash floods cut Tocal Road near Tocal Agricultural College and inundated Wollombi Road at the Farley railway underpass.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 21, 2015.