PHOTOS: Overnight flood rescues in Illawarra

Kiama SES posted a photo on Facebook of work being carried out to remove a tree blocking Jamberoo Mountain Road.
Kiama SES posted a photo on Facebook of work being carried out to remove a tree blocking Jamberoo Mountain Road.
The occupants of this SUV became stranded on the corner of Boundary and Shellharbour roads at Windang. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

The occupants of this SUV became stranded on the corner of Boundary and Shellharbour roads at Windang. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Vehicles travel along the flooded roadway of Cowper Street near Port Kembla Beach on Monday. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for flash flooding in the Illawarra. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Vehicles travel along the flooded roadway of Cowper Street near Port Kembla Beach on Monday. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for flash flooding in the Illawarra. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Commuters face a squeeze at Waterfall train station, waiting for buses that replace trains.

Commuters face a squeeze at Waterfall train station, waiting for buses that replace trains.

A motorist negotiates the flash flooding in Montague Street. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

A motorist negotiates the flash flooding in Montague Street. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Rain tumbles down in Corrimal Street, Wollongong. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Rain tumbles down in Corrimal Street, Wollongong. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

John Pink armed himself with an umbrella to cycle along the bike track at North Wollongong. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

John Pink armed himself with an umbrella to cycle along the bike track at North Wollongong. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Pedestrians run for cover in Crown Street, Wollongong, as a deluge hits. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Pedestrians run for cover in Crown Street, Wollongong, as a deluge hits. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

The State Emergency Service undertook at least 15 flood rescues in the Illawarra on Monday night as heavy rain swept through the region, causing flash flooding. 

SES units from Shellharbour, Coniston, Wollongong and Kiama assisted as the service recorded 170 calls for emergency help across the Illawarra.

Kiama SES volunteers also worked into the night to remove a tree blocking Jamberoo Mountain Road.

Many residents uploaded photos on Facebook, showing flash flooding in suburbs including Windang and Oak Flats.

Meantime, the South Coast Line is partially closed in both directions between Dapto and Dunmore due to flooding at Oak Flats. 

A limited bus replacement service is running. 

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

For the latest public transport information, visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131500.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should not drive, ride or walk through flood water, and keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

Scattered thunderstorms are predicted for Tuesday, with rain predicted until at least Saturday.