(ST.IGNACE, MI.)–As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, the Mackinac Bridge Authority has issued a warning to all motorists preparing to cross the Mackinac Bridge because of strong winds.
Examples of vehicles which are 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. Motorists are asked to exercise appropriate caution.
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.
The high winds across the Upper Peninsula also downed trees and caused power outages to thousands across the region.