Flooding In Sussex Prompts Officials To Open Emergency Shelter

Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:35 AM

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization has issued a flood warning for residents living along Trout Creek in the Sussex area.

A flood advisory has also been issued for residents living along the Kennebecasis and Cannan rivers.

EMO is asking residents to stay away from fast-moving water.

The Town of Sussex sent out an emergency alert to residents this morning saying that flooding is occurring in the town.

A reception centre as been set up at Kingswood University on Welsey Road for affected residents.

Several roads throughout the province are experiencing flooding, and you can find the full list here.

Environment Canada meteorologist Darin Borgel says more than 50 millimetres of rain had already fallen in some areas as of early Saturday morning.

"During the day, the temperature is going to drop quite markedly in the Saint John area," says Borgel. "It's going to go down to about +2 or +3 this afternoon and then continue to fall well below zero overnight tonight."

The national weather agency has issued a flash freeze warning for much of the province, and Borgel says the sudden drop in temperature could lead to slippery conditions on roads and sidewalks.