Motorists warned of high winds while crossing Mackinac Bridge


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

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

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

    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.

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

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