New Brunswick

Travelling today? Here are the roads, ferries closed by the New Brunswick flood

The Trans-Canada Highway between Oromocto and River Glade could remain closed until early next week, according to Al Giberson, the general operations manager for the MRDC.

More than 85 roads are closed or partially closed because of high water

Streets and sidewalks in Fredericton are flooded from heavy rain and floodwater. (Stephen MacGillivray/Canadian Press)

The Trans-Canada Highway between Oromocto and River Glade could remain closed until early next week, according to Al Giberson, the general operations manager for the MRDC.

The closure, which begins at Exit 306 in Oromocto and reaches to Exit 423 in River Glade, forces those travelling on the highway to take a 90-kilometre detour through Saint John.

After the water recedes, the highway will need to be assessed before it's reopened, Giberson said. 

There are more than 80 road closures in all, including a section of Route 10 near Chipman. That stretch of impassable road is important because Google Maps is directing drivers hoping to travel the closed Trans-Canada Highway to Route 10. 

"We've got so many people travelling through to Halifax, Truro, Prince Edward Island, and I don't know why on Google Maps it didn't come up and say, 'You can't go through Highway 10,'" said Chipman fire Chief Barry Armstrong.

"It's all blocked on that end."

Armstrong said drivers are having to turn back to Fredericton and make the loop south to Saint John and then east to Sussex to meet the Trans-Canada again.

Ferries suspended

Four of the province's river ferries have been suspended as a result of the flooding.

  • Belleisle Bay
  • Evandale
  • Westfield
  • Peninsula Princess

Closures in Fredericton 

  • Burpee Street
  • Cityview Avenue
  • St. Mary's Street
  • Cliffe Street
  • Lincoln Road
  • Wilsey Road
  • Riverside Drive
  • Alderwood Drive
  • Timber Lane
  • Hazelwood Drive
  • McMinniman Court
  • Beaverbrook Street
  • Waterloo Row
  • Alexandra Street
  • University Avenue
  • Brunswick Street, from Regent Street to York Street and from Church Street to Waterloo Row
  • River Street
  • Devonshire Drive
  • Officers' Square parking lot
  • Brunswick Street parking garage 
  • Upper Queen Street lot
  • St. Anne's Point Boulevard
  • Smythe Street
  • Sumac Street
  • Colwell Drive
  • Bourque Lane
  • McFadzen Lane
  • Regan Street
  • Hachey Avenue
  • Corbett Avenue
  • Watters Drive
  • Winslow Street
  • Grey Street, from Winslow Street to Waterloo Row
  • King Street
  • Queen Street
  • St. John Street, from Brunswick Street to King Street
  • Campbell Street
  • Barker Street
  • Station Road
  • Union Street
  • Carman Avenue
  • Colwell Drive
  • Hossack Street
  • Jarvis Street
  • Glasier Road

District 1: Bathurst

  • Wyers Brook Road

District 2: Miramichi 

  • South Barnaby River Road
  • Mullin Stream Road, gravel section

District 3: Moncton 

  • Range Road
  • Caledonia Mountain Road

District 4: Saint John 

  • Sunset Valley Road
  • Robinson Road
  • Norton Shore Road from the Ketchum Road to the Perry Point Road, Kingston Corner.
  • McKenzie Road
  • Milkish Creek Road
  • Carters Point Road
  • Elms Road
  • Darlings Island Road
  • Browns Cove Road
  • West Tenants Cove Road
  • Ganong Road
  • Beulah Camp Road
  • Route 850 form Upper Midland road to Bellisle Ferry landing
  • Route 860 from the intersection of Route 860 at Lakeside Road to Stock Farm Road
  • Route 725, from the end of chipseal to the end of gravel
  • Route 850, from Rogers Road to Whiting Lane
  • Loon Bay Road
  • Porter Road
  • Route 745, from Loon Bay Road to the end of gravel 
  • Harding's Point Landing Road, from the ferry landing to Route 845
  • Basswood Ridge Road, from  McMahon Road to Route 745 gravel section
  • Woodmans Point Road
  • Bloomfield Road, between Route 121 and Centennial Drive 
  • Passekeag Road, from Centennial Drive to River Road

District 5: Fredericton area

  • Tweedside Road
  • Scotchtown Road, between civic address 523 and 548 and between civic 608 and 640
  • Back Road
  • Robertson Point Road
  • Elm Hill Road
  • Fanjoy Point Road
  • Lakeview Road
  • Craft Cove Road
  • Newcastle Centre Road
  • Pondstream Road off of Route 690
  • Fish Hatchery Road
  • Duplissea Road
  • Waasis Farm Road
  • Ferry Road in Jemseg
  • Merritt Smith Road in French Lake
  • Smith Road
  • Rusagonis Road
  • Branch Road
  • Waterville Road
  • Sunpoke Road
  • Tripp Settlement Road from Route 105
  • Kenneth Road between the West Glassville Road and the West Cross Road in Kenneth
  • Dorrington Hill Road, from the intersection of Johnson Settlement Road to Route 630
  • Route 116 
  • Route 710, from Nickerson Point Road to Henderson Settlement 
  • Scotchtown Road

District 6: Edmundston 

  • Back Lake Road

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Sarah Morin

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Sarah Morin is a reporter with CBC New Brunswick based in Fredericton. Story tip? sarah.morin@cbc.ca

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