Ice jam causes localized flooding in the Bathurst area

Officials say at least one home has been evacuated due to ice jam flooding in northeastern New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization said Saturday that several residents on Middle River Road in the Bathurst area were cut off due to flooding caused by an ice jam on the Middle River.

EMO said residents of one home agreed to be evacuated, while others preferred to stay for now.

Meanwhile, officials said water levels on the Saint John River in the Fredericton area peaked above flood stage on Friday, and should start to drop in the coming days.

EMO also said Saturday that there's no longer an ice jam threat on the upper parts of the river basin.

"The last accumulation of moving ice from previous ice jams in Saint-Leonard and Beechwood flowed towards Woodstock [Friday] afternoon," the agency said in an advisory.

"The flow of water did not bring any municipalities in the area to flood stage."

Environment Canada is calling for 10 to 20 millimetres of rain on Sunday and Monday, but EMO said the rain should not have a significant impact on water levels in most areas.