Photos: Major flooding swamps Duluth, North Shore

Widespread flooding submerges part of Duluth, North Shore

Heavy rain is causing major flooding in Duluth, Minn. and up the North Shore. I35 is closed in several sections in Duluth, Highway 61 is impassable along portions of the North Shore.

Storified by Minnesota Today · Wed, Jun 20 2012 07:35:41

In front of the co op #dlh #flood #mncd8 just now http://pic.twitter.com/sBnS64p1Justin Perpich
Flooding on Fourth St by Whole Foods Coop in Duluth, 2 a.m. Weds. #duluthflood http://pic.twitter.com/zXIyzGU5Andrew Krueger
Flash Flood in backyard. http://pic.twitter.com/JfPrgpyjKaren McTavish
1st St. at 7th Ave. E in Duluth – floodwaters rushing downhill. 2:10 a.m. http://pic.twitter.com/48Gfa9yAAndrew Krueger
Car in sinkhole on Skyline Pkwy near 8th Ave E in Duluth. Occupants reported to be safe. #duluthflood http://pic.twitter.com/nu4wrgTyAndrew Krueger
RT @nccturf: This is the last 24 hrs. Not really sure how much because its past the markings. Call it 5.5". Lots of flooding. #fb http://pic.twitter.com/b51N6fQVEric Watkins
Driving in a flood. #smart http://pic.twitter.com/1Nkl6w3nJoAnna Carlson
RT @maxcaven: Wow the Duluth area is actually flooding… Stole this pic off someone on FB. Proctor right now – http://pic.twitter.com/tP8XXdNmRick Price
This is about what every intersection in Lakeside looks like. http://instagr.am/p/ME_BppRhrD/Derek Montgomery
Flooding On I35maxcavenphotography

  • Not forseen? It is easy to find out now if something is on a flood plain. Nothing can be done about private property owners buying and building on flood plains. But building a public facility especially one which requires responsibility for it’s occupants, is plain ignorant.

  • Chris

    Please tell me you’re trolling.