An ice jam that was blocking parts of the Nashwaak River near Stanley, N.B., is flowing freely again.

The community was flooded a couple of weeks ago, and people in the area have been bracing for another hit.

For the last week, a thick layer of ice sat about 40 kilometres north of Fredericton.

"The ice has started to deteriorate and it's started to channel through, so it is moving," said Fire Chief Shawn Sampson.

"It's not moving very fast but it is moving and not backing up. The ice is not building up which is a great thing. Now we're just waiting for it to finalize its trip right down the river."

The town’s fire hall was badly damaged during the March flood and volunteers spent the weekend cleaning out the building.

Sampson said he estimates the damage is around $300,000.