UPDATE: Thousands affected by power outages

By KBJR News 1

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 28, 2014 at 8:42 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Winds gusting up to nearly 60 miles per hour Monday are causing downed trees and widespread power outages.

More than 3,600 Minnesota Power Customers remain without power as of 5:00 p.m.

Crews continue to clear debris and repair downed lines across the region.

A majority of the work is being done in Duluth's Congdon, Chester and East Hillside neighborhoods.

This photo, taken on 13th Ave. East in Duluth, shows a tree that took down several power lines due to high winds.

About 1,600 Lake Country Power Co-op members also remain without power as crew works to repair 44 outages.

The outages are happening near Lake Vermilion, Cook, Frazer Bay, Ely and Cotton, Keewatin, Cromwell, and Leech Lake.

Ramona Marozas