FREDERICTON (GNB) – With rain and mild temperatures forecasted for the next 36 hours, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization reminds people living or working along streams, tributaries and rivers to remain cautious.

Environment Canada is predicting rainfall in the range of 15-30 mm throughout the province.   Rain is expected to change to ice pellets and snow on Thursday, with accumulations up to 10 cm.   

The rainfall, coupled with a melting snowpack, could result in localized flooding, particularly in areas where drainage systems are blocked by snow and ice.

Small rivers and streams may see ice breakup resulting in rapid water level increases.

Residents can report ice jams by calling 1-888-561-4034.

Safety information

  • People living or working in areas prone to flooding should remain aware and take proper precautions to safeguard their homes and possessions.
  • A change in weather conditions could lead to localized flooding in areas where drainage systems are blocked by ice and snow.
  • As ice on the river continues to deteriorate, it may become unsafe to cross waterways on foot, snowmobiles and ATVs.
  • Residents are reminded to review their personal flood plan and have an emergency kit on hand.

Information is available on the 24/7 emergency updates website.