Water levels drop after ice jam causes minor flooding near Bathurst

New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization says water levels in the Bathurst area have subsided after an ice jam caused minor flooding on a residential street.

Spokesperson Robert Duguay says some residents were cut off from their houses on Saturday when around 30 centimetres of water pooled in the community of Middle River.

Duguay tells The Canadian Press one resident was moved out but most people chose to stay in their homes and no damage has been reported.

He says the water levels had dropped by half on Sunday.

Meanwhile, EMO said Sunday that water levels along the lower part of the Saint John River should increase to near flood stage, and then drop.

The exception is Jemseg, which is forecast to remain just above flood stage through Tuesday.

EMO said rain in the forecast for Sunday and Monday is not expected to have a major impact on water levels in most areas.

With files from The Canadian Press