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Monster ice jam passes through New Brunswick village, but more rain could be cause for concern

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Dalia Ibrahim
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Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:51 PM -

Monster ice jam passes through New Brunswick village, but more rain could be cause for concern.

Over the holiday weekend, Perth-Andover, New Brunswick was on alert for localized flooding due to an ice jam that was upriver. 

A massive ice jam was slowly moving south along the St. John River and breached the Grand Falls dam early Sunday morning.


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But spokeswoman Justine Waldeck said in an interview with The Canadian Press, that the jam passed safely through the village, coming to a rest downstream above Beechwood where another patch of ice is located. 

A voluntary evacuation order has been in effect for the region since last Wednesday. 

For the most part, however, Waldeck said worries are beginning to subside even as ice chunks continue to flow through the community.


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The holiday weekend brought sunshine and mild temperatures to the region, which will continue through Tuesday. 

The next system will be arriving Tuesday night, lasting through Thursday, with up to 30 mm of rainfall possible.

Local officials will have to watch for rising rivers once again through this time frame.

With files from The Canadian Press

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