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High winds, debris shut down Mackinac Bridge

Bridge reopens, remains under fog warning

Image from Mackinac Bridge Authority Facebook.
Image from Mackinac Bridge Authority Facebook.

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – The Mackinac Bridge was temporarily shut down Sunday due to high winds and debris that was blown around, the Michigan Department of Transportation said.

The bridge has since reopened, but the Mackinac Bridge Authority said it remains under a fog warning, and advised drivers crossing the bridge reduce their speed to 20 mph, turn their low beam headlights on and exercise appropriate caution.

Current Bridge Conditions Status: High Wind Warning Sunday, Jun 11 - 6:41 PM Currently we are experiencing winds of sufficient force in the Straits area to issue a warning to all motorists preparing to cross the Mackinac Bridge. Examples of vehicles which are especially vulnerable to high winds are pickup trucks with campers, motor homes, vehicles pulling trailers and enclosed semi-truck trailers. Motorists are instructed to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20 miles per hour, turn on their four way flashers, and utilize the outside lane. Motorists are asked to exercise appropriate caution. The Mackinac Bridge Authority is monitoring wind speeds at various points along the structure. Additional steps will be implemented if conditions change. If you are planning to travel to the Straits area, please tune to AM radio 530 or 1610 for updates.

Posted by Mackinac Bridge on Sunday, June 11, 2017

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