High waves in Duluth, Minnesota

Posted: 2:23 PM, Oct 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-10 15:23:26-04

(KBJR) -- Powerful winds and high waves in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday.

Strong winds whipped up big waves along the shores of Lake Superior, flooding a business district and causing power outages.

The National Weather Service says winds of 64 mph were reported at the Duluth Harbor.

The gale-force winds are creating waves as high as 14 to 18 feet prompting the weather service to issue a lakeshore flood warning until 4pm local time for the cities of Duluth, Superior and Ashland.

The Canal Park Business District near the lake was flooded and the city closed Canal Park Drive until further notice.