Heavy rains, flooding in New Brunswick damages infrastructure

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick officials say they are assessing and prioritizing work to repair roads and bridges damaged by this week’s heavy rainfall.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure says they’re still identifying road issues and posting signage as needed.

They’re reminding motorists to drive with caution and to stay off damaged roads and bridges.

Dozens of roads in New Brunswick are fully or partially closed due to flooding or washouts.

The Emergency Measures Organization says homeowners should chlorinate their wells if they’ve been contaminated by flooding, and should have well water tested before using it.

Provincial officials say the information will help them determine if a disaster financial assistance program is appropriate.

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