Evacuated residents in New Brunswick village could return Monday after flood

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STANLEY, N.B. - The mayor of a small New Brunswick village says the remainder of residents that were forced from their homes last week after a large ice jam caused a river to spill its banks should be able to return on Monday.

Village of Stanley Mayor Mark Foreman says most of the water has subsided and officials are working to pump water out of the basements of four homes whose families had to be relocated.

Foreman says there are also three vacant homes that were affected by the flooding in the village about 45 kilometres north of Fredericton.

On Thursday, about 35 residents living along the Nashwaak were evacuated and schools were shut down because of fast-rising waters.

Town officials had said that at its peak, the main road and village centre were covered in about a half metre to just over a metre of water.

Meanwhile, a thick layer of ice continues to threaten the village of about 450 people as it blocks a portion of the river.

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Fredericton

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