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Mackinac Bridge Open Despite High Winds

Published on: Feb 22, 2014 @ 8:23

ST. IGNACE, MI – The Mackinac Bridge is open with high wind warnings. Currently the area is fullsize4experiencing winds of sufficient force 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.

Visibility still remains low.