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The City of Duluth is monitoring the potential for localized flooding in the Fond du Lac neighborhood on Water Street due to the large volume of rain received over the past week and the potential for more tonight.

Water levels in the St. Louis River Estuary are currently especially high and are beginning to encroach on public and private property.

Additional precipitation may cause waters to exacerbate flood conditions between Highway 23 and the St. Louis River.

Residents in the area should prepare to evacuate if such a public safety measure becomes necessary. If an evacuation is deemed necessary, emergency instructions will be distributed to those affected via Northland Alert. To receive Northland Alerts, please visit to subscribe. Flood waters can be extremely dangerous, threatening life and property.

Do not drive through standing water, as doing so can be dangerous. An automobile can be swept away in only 12 inches of flood water. If you come upon flooding while traveling, please call 911 to report it.

Residents should remain vigilant and use caution near floodwaters; keep children and pets away from running floodwaters near culverts, drains, and pipes.

Residents in lower-lying areas should remain aware of the continued potential for flooding. The City will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.

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Some utility work will necessitate the temporary closure of the eastbound lane of a portion of West Third Street from Wednesday through Friday. Both the eastbound lane and parking lane will be closed during the work. Pedestrians may detour from the work zone by using the opposite side of Third Street.

– City of Duluth press releases