Authority issues wind escort for Mackinac Bridge

A wind escort has been issued for the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy: Mackinac Bridge Authority)

MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Due to the high winds in the Straits area, a wind escort has been issued for the Mackinac Bridge.

During this time, 'high profile' vehicles are being escorted across the bridge.

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.

Crossing motorists are asked to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20 miles per hour as they approach the bridge and be prepared to stop.

There is bridge personnel stationed at both ends of the structure to provide instructions regarding how and when to proceed.

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

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