City of Duluth outlines winter storm preps

As the ice, wind, and snow barrels down on the Northland, the City of Duluth provided an outline for their response to the storm.

With the potential for heavy snow, freezing rain, sleet, very strong winds, impacted visibility, and thunderstorms, the City encourages residents to follow what’s forecasted.

A portion of Harbor Drive behind the DECC has already been shut down, due to high wave activity and ice from the harbor on the road. More lakeshore flooding is expected. Residents near Brighton Beach, the Lakewalk, Canal Park, Park Point, and other shoreline areas are advised to take extreme caution.

The City says street maintenance crews will be out day and night plowing, sanding, and salting to keep roads as safe as possible for buses and emergency vehicles. The City thanks residents for their patience and understanding as crews continue their work, and will be providing updates as they are available.

For more details on the City of Duluth’s snow and ice policy, visit their website.