UPDATE: Mackinac Bridge Issues High Wind Warning

By: News 10
By: News 10


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.

UPDATE - 11:10 AM

Currently winds are strong enough in the Straits of Mackinacarea to require an escort of certain "high profile" vehicles across the Mackinac Bridge.

Examples of high profile vehicles include pickup trucks with campers; cars with small boats, bicycles or luggage attached to the roof; Ryder or U-Haul trucks; any vehicle pulling a boat; semi-tractors with enclosed trailers and all trailers with side walls over two feet in height. High profile vehicles must be escorted.

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Windy conditions in the Straits of Mackinac on Friday led the Mackinac Bridge authority to issue a travel warning for drivers who are traveling between the upper and lower peninsulas.

Drivers of vehicles that could be vulnerable to high winds need to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20 mph, use their flashers, and stay in the outside lane. All drivers are asked to use extra caution when traveling across the bridge.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority will be monitoring wind speeds at various points along the bridge. They will take additional steps if necessary, as weather conditions change. If you are planning to travel to the Straits area, please tune to AM radio 530 or 1610 for updates.


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