The St John River in the Fredericton area has risen higher than expected, due to the upper basin tributaries dumping larger volumes of water.
The water level exceeded flood stage last night at 7.35 metres and is receding with the expectation of being below flood stage by Saturday.
McMinniman Court, Jarvis Street, Timber Lane and Hazelwood at Riverside Drive remain closed. Boaters are also asked to stay off the river. Conditions are not safe and the river may have hazardous debris floating in it.