Flooding closes section of Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick

A large section of the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick was closed as floodwaters rise to record levels along the Saint John River.

Barricades shutting down the four-lane highway between Moncton and Fredericton went up at 7 p.m. on Thursday, as the flood-weary province faces forecasts threatening even more rain.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser say more than 80 roads and bridges have been closed to traffic.

Fraser also says numerous moose and deer have been spotted on roadways as wildlife are flooded out of low-lying wooded areas, and he urged motorists to use caution.