Spring Flooding 2018

Spring Freshet 2018 Fredericton

Spring Flooding 2018

St. John River water levels are rising “faster than normal” around Fredericton, pushing the river past the flood stage in the New Brunswick capital. In the next 48 hours the river is set to hit 8.3 metres in Fredericton, the level it reached in 2008, the last major flood.

Spring Freshet 2018 Fredericton

Rising water levels have already flooded some parking lots and parking garages in the city’s downtown. Several streets are flooded and several closed. City crews who placed barricades early this morning have had to relocate them due to rising water. Ramps to the Westmoreland Street Bridge, the main entrance point to downtown Fredericton are flooding causing major traffic issues for commuters. 

Officers Square Web Cam
Officers Square, April 27, 2pm. Fredericton City Webcam.

The capital area isn’t the only region of the province bracing for flooding. Several other communities in the south of  province are flooding including Maugerville, Jemseg, the Nashwaak River, Grand Lake, Sheffield/Lakeville Corner, Oak Point and Quispamsis/Saint John.

Here is a video we shot April 28 as the water was rising.

 Here are some photos shot at the same time. 


This morning, Friday morning April 27th we shot an updated video. 
We will add additional photos and videos over the weekend as we follow what may be another historic flooding event. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up on our latest videos. 

Click on a thumbnail to see more photos. 


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