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Trump fans suffer from the heat in crowded Duluth skyway

People in the skyways say it feels like it's more than 100 degrees.

Thousands of people lining the skyways in Duluth are dealing with extreme heat as they wait to enter Amsoil Arena for President Donald Trump's rally on Wednesday evening. 

Doors to the arena weren't scheduled to open until 3:30 p.m., and some of the people standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the unventilated halls say it feels like 100+ degrees. 

Peter Baumann of the Duluth News Tribune tweeted that local police scanner traffic said there are people falling down due to the heat in one of the skyway corridors.

Baumann's colleague, Peter Lovrien, notes that the skyways are designed to keep people warm in the winter, not cool in the spring and summer. 

Exacerbating the situation are power outages also impacting Duluth, including DECC arena where people attending the rally are waiting. In all, there are more than 5,000 customers without power, according to Minnesota Power's outage map

Some supporters attending the rally have been lining up since the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The president left Andrews Air Force Base around 2:30 p.m. and is expected to attend a roundtable discussion with Minnesota GOP lawmakers and mining industry representatives at 5:05 p.m.

We'll have more on Trump's speech and roundtable discussion later tonight. 

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