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Flood warning for St. John River in New Brunswick


April 27, 2018
By Ground Water Canada

Fredericton – Above-normal temperatures, rainfall and the melting of snow in northern regions of New Brunswick mean that several areas along the St. John River will reach or exceed flood stage within 48 hours or sooner, said New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, River Watch 2018 in a public advisory.

The advisory reads: With above-normal temperatures, rainfall and the melting of snow in northern regions of the province, several areas along the St. John River will reach or exceed flood stage within 48 hours or sooner, including Fredericton, Maugerville and Jemseg. Regions at risk of reaching flood stage in the forecast period include Saint-François, Clair/Fort Kent, Saint-Hilaire, Nashwaak River, Grand Lake, Sheffield/Lakeville Corner, Oak Point, Quispamsis/Saint John and Northwest Miramichi River.

Flood level two-day forecasts are available online for the Upper St. John River and the lower part of the St. John River.

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Drivers are advised to avoid any roads covered by water, as it represents a serious safety risk, the release said. Water may be deeper than it appears and may conceal sinkholes or other damage and debris.