River Watch

River Levels | Closures | Sand Bags | Parking | Transit | Park & Ride | Park & Walk | Contacts | Stay Informed | Barricades | Water Safety | #GetPrepared | Flood Maps

River levels are expected to exceed flood stage in Fredericton over the coming days.  The following information is intended to keep you informed and help you #GetPrepared.

River Levels:


Sand Bags:

  • Sand and sand bags are now available to residents outside the gates of the Regent Street Depot, 1581 Regent Street, and the Parks & Trees Depot, 100 Two Nations Crossing. 
  • Sand bags can also be purchased from the following businesses, who may also sell filled bags:
    • Arrow Construction (Empty Bags)
    • Percy Jones (Empty and filled bags)
    • CJ Munn (Open April 18 & 22)
    • Bird Stairs – Bags available on April 22

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As a precaution, the following City of Fredericton surface parking lots will be closed to the public starting Thursday, April 18, 2018 starting at 4:30 pm and remain closed until further notice.

  • Queen Street (behind the Legion)
  • York Street Carpark (behind City Hall)
  • Officers’ Square Lot (behind the Library)

Looking ahead to Tuesday, April 23, 2019, if the surface parking lot a passholder normally uses is closed, they are redirected to the Frederick Square Parking Garage or the East End Parking Garage. Please clearly display your monthly parking pass.

In addition, starting April 23, 2019, the Frederick Square Parking Garage and East End Parking Garages will be restricted to monthly, passholders only.  After 10 am, depending on capacity, the garages may open to general public for parking.

NOTE:  Residents with a City of Fredericton monthly parking pass will be able to ride Fredericton Transit for free during flooding, when the surface parking lots are closed.  Simply show your parking hangtag to the transit driver.

In an effort to ease traffic congestion and parking demand during flooding, residents are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool, work from home (if possible), or take transit.

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As of 1PM on April 23, Fredericton Transit will be free, until further notice.  Fredericton Transit is always a good transportation option.

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Park & Ride: 

The City is pleased to offer four Park & Ride locations during flooding. Parking is free.  Please use regular Transit (Fare $2.75).

  • Brookside Mall.  Use the parking lot near the former Zellers entrance. Use the bus stop located at McKnight Street.
  • Willie O’Ree Place.  Use the parking lot; use the bus stop on Cliffe Street.
  • Grant-Harvey Centre.  Use the parking lot near the sports field; use the bus stop on Knowledge Park Drive.
  • Regent Mall, Use the parking lot closest to Regent Street; catch the bus in front of Sport Chek.

For bus routes and schedules, visit FrederictonTransit.ca. (Fredericton Transit Detours Due To Flooding 2019, April 23)

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Park & Walk locations:

The following Park and walk locations have been established.  Parking is free; residents can easily walk into the downtown. 

  • NBEX –361 Smythe Street
  • York Arena, 891 Barker Street

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Flood Contact Info:

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Stay Informed:

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Over the next few days, barricades will be placed on roadways to direct traffic. These barricades are not suggestions, and meant to keep people and property safe. 

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Water Safety:

Residents are advised to be careful along flood water's edge; river currents are strong.  Flood waters carry debris not safe for contact with people or family pets. Conditions are not safe for boaters so please stay off the waterways. 

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Now is the time to #GetPrepared for a potential flood event. Visit the links below to find out more:

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Flood Maps:

To understand what the various flood levels mean to the city, check out the various flood maps provided

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