Rain, mild temperatures may cause flooding

With a special weather statement in effect for the province, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is reminding people who live or work along streams, tributaries and rivers to be cautious.

Environment Canada says milder temperatures and a predicted rainfall in the range of 20 to 30 mm will contribute to faster snow melt over the next few days.

Heavy rainfall and the melting snow pack may result in localized flooding, particularly in areas where drainage systems are blocked by snow and ice.

Small rivers and streams may see ice breakup resulting in rapid water level increases.

People can report ice jams by calling 1-800-561-4034 and check on local forecasts and advisories on the River Watch website.