Crews responding to broken N.B. ferry cable; 15 vehicles stranded

By on January 14, 2018


Saint John River at Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (Photo By Treeman - Own work, Public Domain)
Saint John River at Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (Photo By Treeman – Own work, Public Domain)

GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD, N.B. — A cable has snapped on a ferry in New Brunswick, leaving about 15 vehicles stranded on board in the Saint John River.

The province’s Emergency Measures Organization says it happened Saturday evening on the ferry between Grand Bay-Westfield and Hardings Point, N.B.

EMO crews were responding to the scene, and officials expected the problem to be resolved within a few hours.

It’s not clear what caused the cable to break.