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Community Reacts to Canal Park Flooding

Ryan Juntti
Created: October 10, 2018 10:25 PM

DULUTH - The community reacted to the flooding that tore apart Duluth's Canal Park on Wednesday.

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The flooding forced part of Canal Park Drive to close on Wednesday, and the road was still closed as of Wednesday night.

Crews were out Wednesday afternoon pumping out the water on the roads, and by Wednesday night most of it had been removed. 

Towering waves crashed over the rocks and the shore all day.

It was difficult for drivers as well as cars were trying to navigate through the flooded parking lots. 

Crews were also working to clear debris that washed up on shore. 

Spectators were also trying to catch a glimpse of the flooding. 

"It's pretty crazy. It's classic Duluth if you ask me," said Timothy Sowers, a Duluth community member.

"There's water everywhere. It looks like it's been in a hurricane or something, and the waves are phenomenal. They're huge," said Chris Latvala, a Duluth community member.

"I still expected we'd be able to make it out on the rock beach over there at Canal, and we'd be able to see some big waves. I wasn't expecting water on the road," said Nate Harrington, a UMD sophomore.

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