High Winds And Driving Rain Cause Flooding in Canal Park and Along the Shoreline Of the Northland [VIDEO]
Fall in the Northland is coming in like a lion as after days of non stop rain we are now also dealing with very strong winds causing the waves of Lake Superior to spill over the banks flooding roads and parking lots. The National Weather Service has issued a Storm Warning for the western portion of Lake Superior until 4 PM this afternoon. Sustained winds of 15-20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph and waves of 16 to 20 feet are possible.
According to WDIO the city of Duluth has closed the following roads due to flooding:
1) Canal Park Drive by Morse Street until further notice.
2) Lighthouse parking lot by the maritime museum.
3) Harbor Drive behind the DECC is not accessible.
4) Brighton Beach
Also, the Lakewalk trail behind the Canal Park hotels may be partially inaccessible due to debris, so the city is urging people to use caution. Crews from the city are out trying to block off portions of the lakewalk and Canal Park. City officials are advising people not to go near any of these areas, flying debris is an issue along with the flooded streets and pathways.
According to Minnesota Power at the time of writing this blog there are 41 active power outages in the area affecting 3,924 customers. For everyone who is sick and tired of this rain we could be getting a wintry mix and even all snow in the area tonight through tomorrow.