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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Water Levels Will Not Be Going Down Until Later This Week

Water levels will remain high over the next 48 hours or so and be above flood stage in several areas according to the latest report from River Watch.

That large ice jam, which at one point was 40 kilometers in size, broke into two blocks in the upper St. John River and began moving down river with water levels increasing in the Perth-Andover-Tobique region. The people there and in Doaktown remain under voluntary evacuation.  

Water levels in Quispamsis,  Fredericton, Maugerville, Jemseg, Grand Lake and Sheffield-Lakeville Corner are expected to stay above flood stage over next two days. 

The water levels also remain high at Oak Point and the city has closed Beach Road, Ragged Point Road, Dominion Park Road and Lawrence Long Road because of flooding.