Flooding closes Moncton roads
Heavy rain has flooded streets and houses in Moncton, N.B., closing two main roads.
The City of Moncton issued an advisory Sunday evening that McLaughlin Road will be closed until further notice. The main route into the city was washed out between the Trans-Canada Highway north to Ogilvie Brook.
In nearby Dieppe, city officials closed a main thoroughfare. Chartersville Road was shut Sunday between Pascal Street and Bourque Roads due to flooding. Officials could not say when it would reopen.
The rainfall hit the Moncton area Sunday afternoon and a 13-metre tide rose on the Petitcodiac River. Storm grates on city streets were blocked by leaves and the river swell prevented the water from running off into the river.
Officials in Moncton and Dieppe are urging people to report any damages to their respective public works departments.
It was not clear Sunday evening how many homes had been flooded or how bad the damage was.