By the numbers: New Brunswick’s record-setting flood


FREDERICTON — Some key numbers Thursday from flooded New Brunswick:

81: Number of roads and bridges fully closed to traffic.

5: Roads partially closed.

$172.50: Amount of fine for driving around road barricades, according to Saint John police.

More than 200: Detour, in kilometres, around Trans-Canada Highway closure between Moncton and Fredericton.

4: Number of ferries affected by the floods.

5.34: Number of metres Saint John River was above sea level Thursday in the Saint John and Quispamsis areas

7.92: Number of metres Saint John River was above sea level Wednesday in the Fredericton area, although water levels have risen slightly in several communities including Maugerville, Jemseg and Grand Lake.

100: Approximate number of homes evacuated by Thursday morning.

$160,000: Maximum government assistance for private homes, not including recreational properties, damaged by floods.

10,000: Number of sandbags sent to the Grand Bay-Westfield area by Cooke Aquaculture of Blacks Harbour.

347: Number of NB Power customers who have had service disconnected due to flooding.

1,400: Number of residents along the Westfield Road area in Saint John offered a free one-way shuttle evacuation service from NB Southern Railroad



The Canadian Press


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