Water Levels High, But No Major Flooding Reported

Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:49 AM

As heavy rain continues to fall in Greater Moncton, water levels are high but there's no reports of major flooding according to the City.

In an update, Communications Director Isabelle LeBlanc says there is minor flooding at Centennial Park, and the culverts at Jones Lake and Jonathan Creek are handling high volumes of water.

As well, LeBlanc says a road closure and detour are now in effect on McLaughlin Drive near the Trans-Canada Highway overpass because of flooding.

She adds salting will begin once temperatures begin to drop, saying they didn't do it earlier because the heavy rain would have washed it away.

In Riverview, the public works dispatch line is reporting several calls from residents about flooding.

In Dieppe, public works is not reporting any flooding at this time.

In New Brunswick, heavy rain and wind have left almost 10,000 customers without power, the majority of them in the Kennebecasis Valley area.

Thus far, there are only 2 outages in Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, impacting 7 customers.

Elsewhere, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization has issued a flood warning for residents living along Trout Creek in the Sussex area.

As well, EMO is reporting the reception centre for residents in Sussex is open at Kingswood University (20 Welsey Road.)

A flood advisory has also been issued for residents living along the Kennebecasis and Canaan rivers.