UPDATE - Mackinac Bridge Closed Due to High Winds

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) -- High winds at the Mackinac Bridge have prompting officials close the span to all traffic.

Operators of the five-mile bridge connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas are asking motorists Friday to reduce their speed to 20 mph as they approach the bridge and be prepared to stop. A notice of the shutdown was posted on the bridge's website.

Earlier in the day, before the shutdown, operators had advised that they were requiring an escort of larger vehicles such as semis and campers.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 246553781 - wilx.com/a?a=246553781