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Mackinac Bridge experiencing high wind conditions

Posted at 5:12 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 06:24:06-05

(WXYZ) — The Mackinac Bridge is currently experiencing high winds, requiring an escort of "high profile vehicles."

The bridge authority says examples of these 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 2 feet tall.

Motorists are asked to reduce their speed to 20 miles per hour and be prepared to stop.

The bridge authority is currently monitoring wind speeds. Anyone planning to travel to the Straits area is asked to tune to AM radio 530 or 1610 for updates.