City Of Duluth Takes Responsibility for Storm Response, Wants Input On Areas Needing Attention
The weekend blizzard isn't quite a distant memory yet for several residents who have yet to be properly plowed out. Wednesday, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson took responsibility.
In a recent social media post, Mayor Larson said, “As a City, we have let you down in our response to this storm. As Mayor, I take full responsibility.”
She reiterated that sentiment during a Wednesday morning press conference and now City staff have asked the public for help in identifying areas that need plow attention so that they can finish the job.
According to their press release, residents can do this by calling 218-730-5100 and leaving a message that will then be added to a list that plow drivers will respond to. The City has added staff to triage this line.
The City is also offering youth programming for free today in partnership with Duluth Parks & Recreation, Neighborhood Youth Services (NYS), and the Duluth YMCA:
- NYS will be open for youth programming and recreation from noon until 6:00 p.m. School-age children and families are welcome to attend. Lunch and dinner will be served. NYS is located at 310 North 1st Avenue West.
- The YMCA will have the following programs and locations available for families and children: Harbor Highlands, located at 28 East Village View Drive, will open at 9:00 a.m. Grant Recreation Center, located at 901 East 11th Street, will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Downtown YMCA is located at 302 West 1st Street and will be open for families and children starting at 9:00 a.m.