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City of Moncton dealing with flooding

February 14, 2014

MONCTON – Important amounts of rain fell in Moncton throughout the night and the City of Moncton’s Public Works Department is investigating numerous reports of street flooding. 

The heavy rain combined with snow melt resulted in localized flooding situations in parts of the city. Crews are working to clear storm sewer drains before freezing temperatures hit later today. Residents are encouraged to clear storm drains near their property if they are capable, in order to reduce the risk of street flooding.

The City would like to remind motorists that during heavy rainfall they should be cautious and slow down while driving because of the potential to hydroplane. Motorists should also give themselves extra time to arrive to their destination, as unexpected street flooding might force traffic detours.

At any time residents who have experienced basement flooding are encouraged to call the City of Moncton’s 24/7 Public Works line at 859-2643 to advise us of the location. This information is used to keep track and provide assistance when possible. It can also be used for future planning purposes. Residents who are experiencing flooding are reminded to contact their insurance provider immediately.

For more information on flooding and actions you can take to deal with flooding, please go to the Emergency Preparedness section of the City of Moncton’s website at www.moncton.ca

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Media Contact:

Mélanie Cécyre
Communications Officer