Angry Lake Superior shuts down Duluth’s lakefront

Lake Superior swelled into Canal Park Wednesday, flooding the walkways and surging dangerously into lakeside parks and businesses. (PHOTO: Screenshot from YouTube video by Bruce Anderson)

An autumn storm infuriated Lake Superior today, sending large, dangerous waves into Canal Park and forcing the evacuation of much of the lakefront area.

A gale warning remains in effect until midnight tonight. The Duluth News Tribune reported on the power outages, damage and flooding found along the shores of Lake Superior.

Duluth photographer Andrew Krueger had a run-in with the waves:

This YouTube video by Bruce Anderson also shows what the surge looked like on Wednesday:

This time of year is among the most dangerous periods on the Great Lakes. Powerful, wet storms swell the big lakes and create destructive and unpredictable waves.

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