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Mackinac Bridge Remains Closed

Published on: Feb 21, 2014 @ 18:52

ST. IGNACE, MI – Due to the current weather conditions, the Mackinac Bridgefullsize4 is continuing to remain closed to all traffic. Around noon today the bridge was closed and portions of US-2 in the Upper Peninsula were closed due to high winds and hazardous driving conditions.

Motorists are being instructed to reduce their speed to 20 miles per hour as they approach the bridge and be prepared to stop. Bridge personnel are stationed at both ends of the structure to provide instructions.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is monitoring conditions at various points along the structure. When conditions improve, the bridge will be reopened to traffic. If you are planning to travel to the Straits area, please tune to AM radio 530 or 1610 for updates.

Drivers are urged to avoid these areas and find alternate routes, or stay off the roads completely if possible.

High winds continue in the lower peninsula as well.