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High wind warning for the Mackinac Bridge

A high wind warning has been issued for the Mackinac Bridge. Photo courtesy: Mackinac Bridge Authority

MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A high wind warning has been issued for the Mackinac Bridge.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority issued the warning Thursday morning for all motorists preparing to cross the Mackinac Bridge.

Examples of vehicles 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.

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.

Bridge may be icy travel with caution.

For the latest forecast click here.

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