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New Brunswick cleans up after wet and wild weather

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Storm caused flooding, evacuations and power outages

By Jordan Gill, CBC News Posted: Jan 14, 2018 9:33 AM AT Last Updated: Jan 14, 2018 9:33 AM AT

Tripp Settlement Road near Burtts Corner, N.B., was covered with water Saturday morning.

Tripp Settlement Road near Burtts Corner, N.B., was covered with water Saturday morning. (Jordan Gill/CBC)

New Brunswickers are cleaning up after a mix of wet and warm weather, followed by a cold snap, hit the province Saturday.

Pooling water caused by the rain and unseasonably warm temperatures led to road closures, flooded homes and even evacuations in some areas. Rainfall amounts totalled 125 millimetres in some areas of the province.

It was a relief that the prolonged freezing rain forecasted by Environment Canada did not occur, said Robert Duguay, spokesman for the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization.

"With that change, that makes the situation less dramatic. We were very concerned that we could have even more power outages," he said. As of 8:20 a.m. Sunday, there were still 3,393 NB Power customers in the dark. The vast majority of those outages were in Kent County.

Residents in the Thompson subdivision of Musquash were told to leave their homes overnight Saturday after concerns arose about the stability of the dam in the community outside Saint John.

Several highways in the province remain at least partially closed. Highway 126 from R ogersville to Moncton is closed to all traffic, while Highway 116 from Harcourt to Rexton is only open to emergency and service vehicles.

At least 42 other roads in the province have at least partial closures. A full list of road closures can be found at the government's 511 website.

More to come...

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