Public Advisories & Alerts
* Public Alert - River Watch
Route 690 is closed again due to flooding30 April 2017
FREDERICTON (GNB) – A few roads are once again impacted by water levels along the St. John River basin.
Route 690 in Lakeville Corner is closed as well as Ferry Road in Jemseg. Highway 105 between Maugerville and Jemseg is partially covered by water at several locations. Route 105 at Medford, between Tobique First Nation and Drummond, remains closed to traffic.
Drivers should obey signs posted on roads indicating the presence of water or potential washouts. They should also keep in mind that wildlife are seeking higher ground as their natural territories is covered by water.
Water levels on the St. John River will remain high for the coming days as Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting more rain until Wednesday: up to 35 mm of rain in the upper part of the St. John River basin, and up to 30 in the lower part of the basin.
Residents living near waterways are asked to remain vigilant as situations can change quickly. The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is on standby to monitor any potential risks for dwellings and/or infrastructure that could become affected.
A list of the latest road closures is available online.
Residents can report any issues related to increased water levels or flooding at any time by calling 1-800-561-4034.
New Brunswickers are reminded to:
- avoid the banks of waterways as they become dangerous this time of year. The water is cold, and currents are swift and could be carrying debris;
- read helpful tips, the latest forecasts and public advisories by visiting the River Watch website, or by following the Emergency Measures Organization on Twitter and Facebook.
The River Watch program is in effect to provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential risks of ice jams, and other flood issues across the province over the coming weeks.
The program is a joint effort between the Department of Environment and Local Government and the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization of the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Other partners include NB Power, watershed groups, and federal, provincial and state agencies involved in monitoring and forecasting the water flow in the province's rivers and streams.
Updates on information related to the potential for flooding or ice jams, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online.30-04-17