You can never take your eyes off the spring flow of ice in the river. Ice automatically brings up the water levels - flooding occurs - its just a way of life. There are still ice jams up in the northern part of the province. There are still ice jams on the Saint John River - these can always cause problems with severe flooding and lots of ice in your back yard - one can never say the worst is over just yet, for there is still a long way to go with a lot of melt and ice movement still to come over the next few weeks.
New Brunswicker's have bug-out bags ready this time of year just in case of temporary evacuation or relocation due to flooding. It's just part of life here and in the meantime, the village of Perth Andover in Western New Brunswick spent a nervous weekend, as a "35" kilometer long ice flow approached from up river. (Approx 21 miles) - It broke up just in time, and did not affect the approx 49 homes along the ice jam route.
The river is closely monitored this time of year, everyone is ready and you can never say its over until its OVER.