Heavy rains causing flooding around the NorthlandTorrential rains are causing flooding in parts of the Northland this evening.
By: Andrew Krueger and Mike Creger, Duluth News Tribune
Torrential rains are causing flooding in parts of the Northland this evening.
Flash flood warnings remain in effect for Duluth, Grand Rapids, the Iron Range and the North Shore until midnight. Total rainfall of a half-foot or more is possible in some areas.
At about 8 p.m., Scenic Highway 61 was closed in Larsmont as water rushed over the road. Even the roadway on the higher Highway 61 Expressway had water standing on it south and east of Two Harbors as water rushed from streams and off rock faces. The Knife River ran high and brown.
In Duluth, Superior Street was impassable at 8:40 just before it met the expressway as small rapids formed in about a foot of water. The street was covered entirely by up to six inches of water throughout most of Lakeside and at street crossings at higher elevations in Congdon Park.
In some areas along Superior Street, water spouted through manhole covers out of storm water mains.
It's hard to get an idea of the full extent of flooding occurring around the region this evening, but here are some other reports replayed by News Tribune readers and the National Weather Service:
The Weather Service has expressed concern about flash flooding along the higher terrain of the North Shore, possibly affecting Highway 61 this evening.
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