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Floodwaters rise

People who live along the New Brunswick's Saint John River are being advised to remain on alert as water levels rise in the coming days.

About 120 soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Gagetown have been dispatched to help residents cope, while sandbag stations have been set up across the province.

The Red Cross has also set up a reception spot at Centre Communautaire Saint-Anne in Fredericton for those who are considering leaving their home because of flooding.

Officials confirmed Sunday there were some flooded basements in Fredericton, where up to 200 homes had been affected by the rising river.

Meanwhile, the rising floodwaters have forced the closure or partial closure of at least 35 roads across the province.

Heavy rain and a rapid snow melt are being blamed for the flooding, which isn't unusual at this time of year.



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