Ice movement along rivers possible in coming days

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization advises residents to be vigilant along waterways in the coming weeks.

The province says Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting up to 30 mm of rain in the extreme south of New Brunswick and up to 15 mm in the central and northern regions with temperatures in the 5C to 9C range Friday and Saturday.

The Department of Public Safety is reminding people who live or work in areas prone to localized flooding to be aware and take the proper precautions to safeguard their home and belongings.

New Brunswickers are reminded to:
- consider moving belongings to higher ground if their property is near a waterway or is in an area that is prone to flooding;
- 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;
- avoid crossing the ice with recreational vehicles or on foot;
- report ice jams or issues related to rising water at 1-800-561-4034; and
- read helpful tips, the latest forecasts and public advisories by visiting the River Watch website, or by following the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization on Twitter and Facebook;

The province says River Watch officials continue to monitor the situation closely.