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      Mackinac Bridge reopens after strong winds


      The Mackinac Bridge has reopened after a weather-related shutdown.


      Certain vehicles still needed an escort Friday night due to strong winds and other risky conditions on the five-mile bridge connecting the Upper and Lower peninsulas.


      Whiteout conditions were reported for much of the day in western Michigan and parts of the Upper Peninsula. A stretch of U.S. 2 near the Mackinac Bridge was closed due to weather conditions and poor visibility.


      State police and other law enforcement groups had to untangle a series of crashes involving nearly 20 vehicles on U.S. 2. Some injuries were severe but not life-threatening.

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