UPDATE: Brighton Beach still closed, damage assessments underway in Duluth

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DULUTH, MN — Duluth city officials will be doing damage assessments throughout the week to see if state or federal assistance will be needed to help with cleanup efforts.

Minnesota Power crews continued to restore service to customers in multiple areas on Tuesday afternoon, including parts of Duluth, Rice Lake, Island Lake, Cloquet, Carlton and Esko.

According to Minnesota Power spokespeople, once all outages are repaired, ticketed items, such as mast repairs, will be addressed.

In addition, city crews are still clearing debris on parts of Park Point and Canal Park Drive, and barricades are being removed in the Fond du Lac neighborhood.

Before a state of emergency can be declared, city officials have to complete the assessment and then provide it to St. Louis County.

At this time, Fire Chief Sean Krizaj, said the governor’s office has been notified, as well as FEMA Region 5.

According to Dewey Johnson, the emergency coordinator for St. Louis County, hundreds of 911 calls were made Monday, with a majority of the calls being made between noon at 6 p.m.

We’ll continue to provide coverage on the latest October storm tonight on the KBJR 6 News at 5 and 6.

You can watch the full news conference below:

Here are some more stories regarding Monday’s storm:

UPDATE: Brighton Beach still closed, damage assessments underway in Duluth

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