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Duluth Emergency Crews work to combat storm effects

DULUTH, MN– High water levels and flooding caused Park Point to close to all traffic Monday from 6-7 p.m.

In a press conference Monday night, authorities said access to the area had been restored as water levels started to rapidly recede.

According to St. Louis County dispatch, they received around 130 storm-related calls starting at 11 a.m. Many of the calls were about power lines, downed trees and wind damage. At the height of the storm, wind gusts reached 60 MPH.

Minnesota Power and Lake County Power are working to restore significant power outages in Duluth and surrounding areas. Minnesota Power said at the height, they had 9,000 customers without power. They said some may not see power restored until late Monday night or early Tuesday morning due to the number of outages.

The City of Duluth will be out surveying the damage Tuesday and will potentially be requesting state assistance, depending on the extent of damage.

Natalie Grant

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