Rains cause flooding

New Brunswickers are being told to stay away from rivers, streams and tributaries as the rain continues to fall this week. A number of highways have been closed because of flooding.

EMO says waterways are extremely dangerous as water levels are high, fast and cold, and could be carrying debris. They say the banks of waterways are also unstable and anyone who gets too close is at risk of being swept away.

Environment Canada says one weather station just northeast of Saint John record 155mm of rain from late Friday to early yesterday. It says water levels are expected to remain high through the week.