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Washouts, flash freezing in some areas after rainstorm

In Salisbury, a culvert on Route 112 in Harewood washed out, closing that section of the road.  (Submitted by Nicole Henderson  - image credit)
In Salisbury, a culvert on Route 112 in Harewood washed out, closing that section of the road. (Submitted by Nicole Henderson - image credit)

A day and night of rain and wind, followed by a quick drop in temperatures, left many schools closed Thursday, caused washouts, flash flooding and road closures in some areas, and disrupted life in Sussex with another flood.

Four districts kept their schools closed on Thursday, and at noon, Nackawic elementary, middle, and high schools are  to close because of a power outage.

Flash freeze warnings were issued by Environment Canada early Thursday, but by late morning, only a wind warning for the Acadian Peninsula remained.

In Sussex, at least 12 roads have been closed because of severe flooding.

Slush and water started to turn to ice on Thursday morning as temperatures quickly fell.
Slush and water started to turn to ice on Thursday morning as temperatures quickly fell.

Slush and water started to turn to ice on Thursday morning as temperatures quickly fell. (Hannah Rudderham/CBC)

Farther northeast, near the Salisbury area, a culvert on Route 112 washed out, closing that section of the road.

Temperatures that were as high as 11 C in some areas on Wednesday are expected to fall between -6 C and -14 C by Thursday afternoon.

According to the N.B. Power website, around 7,000 customers are without power.