NB officials watching high water levels

Water levels along the St.J ohn River are still being closely monitored.

While Environment Canada is calling for just another 5 to 10 millimetres of rain in the region Tuesday, the combination of rainfall and runoff from recent snowmelt will continue to give above normal water levels.

CTV News reports that water from the St. John River was creeping over the riverbank and spilling onto roads in McGowans Corner and Sheffield on Monday.

The river went above the flood stage in Fredericton over the weekend, but went down again on Monday.

A community meeting was held in Maugerville Monday night to discuss what steps to take with the high water levels.

An emergency operations centre is now open in Oromocto and a command post is set up at the Burton Bridge where passes will be issued for people who live in the area.

Several roads remain closed including Route 690 in Lakeville Corner and the road to the former ferry in Lower Jemseg.

Highway 105 from Maugerville to Jemseg is partially covered by water at several locations, and Route 105 at Medford between Tobique First Nation and Drummond remains closed to traffic.

New Brunswick's EMO warns people to be careful around the river's edge and to keep any boats out of the river when the rain clears.