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Coastal flooding advisory in Duluth, high winds in Twin Cities

Parts of Duluth's waterfront has closed down ahead of possible storm surges.

The City of Duluth is preparing for potential coastal flooding as high winds and heavy rains heads towards the Northland city, while a large area of the rest of Minnesota is under a wind advisory.

The City of Duluth has already closed parts of Canal Park Drive due to standing water, as well as Buchanan and Morse streets as a precaution as the storm heads to the city, while residents have also been told to stay away from the Park Point Beach House and Recreation Area.

Wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are possible into the evening, with the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood advisory till 10 p.m.

And flooding from Lake Superior is already being reported, with the NWS noting a 68 mph gust was recorded at Blatnik Bridge.

Images and video from DuluthHarborCam.com are showing large waves crashing over the flood barriers at the entrance to Duluth port, and the winds are causing power outages around the Northland. 

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"Should this storm materialize, as with any storm, the City advises the use of caution when traveling," the City of Duluth said. 

A high wind advisory is in place across the southern half of Minnesota including the Twin Cities, where gusts of 50 mph are also possible.

In the southwest of the state, meanwhile, a high wind watch is in place, with gusts of up to 60 mph possible.

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