Flood Details - 1972-05-06 - 1972-05-11
Fredericton Area: In the City of Fredericton, Campbell Street, between Westmorland and Northumberland, was closed due to high water. The railway underpass on Union Street was closed, while the one on Waterloo Row was passable with caution. The Lord Beaverbrook Hotel parking lot, along with others, was reported to be partially submerged. A number of basements in low lying areas were reported to be flooded. Police closed some riverside streets due to the flooding. Lower Saint John River Basin: The Trans Canada Highway through the Maugerville-Sheffield area was closed to traffic because of flooding and traffic was re-routed to Route #10 through Minto. Some of the river ferries suspended operations when the high water covered the ferry landings. In other areas, some flooding was reported on branch roads, and a few culverts were washed out. Magaguadavic River Basin: The spring freshet on the Magaguadavic River caused inundation of fields and sections of highways. Some cottages were reported to be flooded at Lake Utopia. No serious basement flooding was reported.
Fredericton Area: At the Fredericton pumping station, the Saint John River rose to a height of 22.9 feet.