The City of Fredericton crews are working to prepare for a significant amount of rain and melting snow Followed by a drop in temperatures resulting in a fast freeze.

City Prepares for Wet Weather Followed by Fast Freeze

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The forecast for the next  2 days is calling for rain and temperatures well above seasonal.  The City of Fredericton crews are working to prepare for a significant amount of rain and melting snow  Followed by a drop in temperatures resulting in a fast freeze.

  • Currently, crews are working to open catch basins around the City.  We will not be able to get every single basin so we encourage residents to help clear catch basins if they are able.
  • With rain and melting snow on top of the already frozen ground, we will experience periods of very slippery conditions.
  • When the temperatures return to below freezing on Sunday, and remaining water on the streets and sidewalks will freeze.  It will take us some time to get everything sanded.  We want to thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Environment Canada Warning

 

Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

A low pressure system is expected to develop on Friday and track across the region on Saturday. This system will likely bring a significant amount of rain to much of the province Friday night and into Saturday. The rain will change to freezing rain over northern regions of the province overnight Friday into Saturday.

Rainfall amounts will range from 25 mm in the north to 25 to 50 mm in the south.

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Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm.

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