NB flood decimates roads; ‘millions’ in damage

FREDERICTON — The flood waters are all but gone, but getting around some parts of this province still isn’t so easy.

The recent flood that hammered New Brunswick has left behind in its wake a number of crumbling roads and highways. Washed away shoulders and huge holes in the asphalt are common along many routes now that the high water levels have receded.

While taking a look at the damage in Fredericton, Transportation Minister Denis Landry said the cost to fix the decimated infrastructure will likely climb into “the millions,” CBC News reports.

The minister said repairs will be starting immediately, but there’s no telling when it will be done.

About 40 sections of roads across the province were closed late last week because of the flooding.

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