High winds force extra precautions on the Mighty Mac
By Roxanne Werly
High winds in the Straits area is forcing extra precautions for people crossing the Mackinac Bridge.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:23:46 GMT — High winds in the Straits area is forcing extra precautions for people crossing the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge Authority is requiring an escort for certain "high profile" vehicles Thursday. 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. Drivers are asked to slow down to 20 miles per hour as they approach the bridge and be prepared to stop. Officials are stationed at both ends of the Mackinac Bridge to provide instructions regarding how and when to cross the bridge.The Mackinac Bridge Authority is monitoring wind speeds at various points along the structure. Additional steps will be implemented if conditions change. You can see a live view of the Mackinac Bridge by clicking here .
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