**Updated** Water levels hit flood stage in the Fredericton area

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization says water levels have surpassed flood stage in some parts of the province.

Spokesperson Robert Duguay said water levels on the Saint John River in the Fredericton area peaked just above flood stage on Thursday night.

Duguay told our newsroom Friday afternoon that water levels will remain high, but should start to slowly fall over the coming days.

"We know there's some rain coming on Sunday and Monday, but it's only an average of 25 millimetres," said Duguay, "so we're going to watch that carefully to see what kind of impact it's going to have on water levels."

Duguay said the only report of property damage has been in the Saint-Léonard area of northwestern New Brunswick, where an ice jam earlier this week caused one basement to flood.

The ice jam passed the Perth-Andover area on Thursday afternoon and stopped at Beechwood, where Duguay said it's holding back about six or seven feet or water.

"Other than that, there's no other issues with the ice on the Saint John River basin," he said.

Duguay said an ice jam on the Middle River in the Bathurst area has flooded a local road and is threatening a few homes in the area.

He said residents can report ice jams and localized flooding at any time by calling 1-800-561-4034.