NB River has reached flood stage

The Nashwaak River at Durham Bridge has reached flood stage.

An ice jam caused the water levels to surpass flood stage Monday and New Brunswick's EMO has issued a river watch advisory for the area.

Water levels were at 21.2 metres last night and the flood stage at the bridge is 21 metres.

EMO officials are asking those who work or live in areas prone to localized flooding to take proper precautions.
Residents are advised to consider moving belongings to higher ground if their property is near a waterway and to avoid the banks of waterways.

Residents are also being told to avoid crossing ice on recreational vehicles or on foot.

Any ice jams or issues related to rising water should be reported to New Brunswick EMO.

People are encouraged to check the latest forecasts and advisories by visiting the River Watch website and checking NB EMO on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

A river watch is also in effect in Woodstock where water levels have been within a metre of the 41.4 flood stage for about 10 days.