The dig-out continues in Duluth after a major storm dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Twin Ports over Thanksgiving weekend. The city’s Kate Van Daele says plows cleared main streets Monday and started on residential streets. She says, “Duluth has the largest grader fleet in the state of Minnesota, and so we are putting that fleet to a lot of hard work.” Van Daele says they’re hoping all residential streets in Duluth will be plowed by the end of the day and crews will then work on alleys tomorrow.
Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge is out of service, stuck in the “down” position due to ice build-up on sidewalks from last weekend’s major storm. Van Daele says, “We are going to start a de-icing operation in hopes of being able to have it operational as soon as possible.” At least one incoming ship was able to get to its dock by redirecting through the Superior entry. Park Point has *not* been cut off from the mainland because the bridge is in the “down” position.