Recovery program begins for city flood victims: City of Fredericton

A recovery program has begun for flood victims in Fredericton. 

A news release from the City of Fredericton says its Emergency Measures Organization is working on a flood recovery and plan, while the Saint John River levels are predicted to remain well above flood level for the next few days. 

The City says the Cliffe Street/Devonshire and Smythe Street off-ramps from the Westmorland Street Bridge are now open, while almost 40 roads remain closed in the area and it will take some time for those streets to reopen as the water recedes. 

Crews will be deployed to clean the streets, inspect them, and check the underground infrastructure to ensure they're safe to reopen and not at risk for further flooding. 

The city will also offer a special debris pick-up service for those in flooded areas for roadside pickup of any household or property flood debris beginning on Monday until May 18th. 

The annual Spring Clean-up will be on hiatus next week and will return on May 14th. 

The city says further information will be updated as it becomes available.