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High wind warning issued for the Mackinac Bridge

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

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

The warning was issued Wednesday morning after sufficient force winds in the Straits area.

Vehicles that could be vulnerable to the high winds are pickup trucks with campers, motor homes, vehicles pulling trailers and enclosed semi-truck trailers.

Drivers are advised to drive no faster than 20 miles per hours, turn on their hazard lights and utilize the outside lane.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is monitoring wind speeds at various points along The Mighty Mac.

If you are planning to travel in the Straits area, tune into AM radio 530 or 1610 or UpNorthLive for updates.

The bridge may be icy so you are advised to travel with caution.

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