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Powerful Lake Storm Hits Twin Ports

Duluth City Officials Will Begin To Assess Damage From Storm Tuesday

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Waves crash against the north pier lighthouse at Duluth harbor's Canal Park
Waves crash against the north pier lighthouse at Duluth harbor’s Canal Park on Dec. 3, 2013. Rich Hoeg (CC BY-NC-ND)

Twin Ports residents are clearing debris after a forceful storm knocked down trees and power lines and caused flooding near Lake Superior.

Duluth city officials say they will begin to assess damage from the storm Tuesday.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory because the strong winds, rain and high lake levels were causing coastal flooding Monday.

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The city temporarily closed access to the Park Point neighborhood in Duluth Monday evening due to high water. Portions of Canal Park and Brighton Beach in Duluth were closed earlier.

About 9,000 Minnesota Power customers lost service at the height of the storm. Only a few dozen customers were still without power Tuesday morning.

Officials urged caution to motorists crossing the bridges between Duluth and Superior because of the strong wind and heavy rain.

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