Heavy rain wreaks havoc in N.B.

Flooding along Route 148 near Fredericton, 01 Oct 2015 (Global/Facebook)

Flooding along Route 148 near Fredericton, 01 Oct 2015 (Global/Facebook)


A moisture-laden storm soaked New Brunswick in a swath from the southwest to the northeast with more than 200 mm of rain in some communities.

Environment Canada says Greater Moncton got off relatively easy at just over 100 mm of precipitation in only 24 hours.

The hardest hit region for flash flooding and road washouts appeared to be a triangle roughly between Fredericton and Saint John and Sussex.

RCMP say one man died in the Sussex area in an accident while trying to protect his home, a group of six duck hunters needed help after their boat sank in Grand Lake and numerous vehicle collisions were reported due to hydroplaning and road washouts.

(Courtesy Twitter/Global)

(Courtesy Twitter/Global)

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