Town of Badger on flood watch as ice blocks sections of Exploits River

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Photo of Exploits River from The Advertiser in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Ice blocking sections of the Exploits River in central Newfoundland have caused flooding in Badger.

Badger Mayor Michael Patey said the water came up two roads in the town and people in the seven or eight homes on the streets were evacuated.

The stadium and ball field were flooded.

Patey said the water hasn't risen since 12:30 this morning, and is now ice.

He said the town and fire department are monitoring.

Patey noted the Avoca Collegiate has been closed as a precaution, and some other residents chose to leave and spend the night with family in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Geographic location: Exploits River, Newfoundland, Grand Falls-Windsor

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