Mackinac Bridge reopens after closing due to ice

Associated Press
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St. Ignace – The Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas has reopened to traffic after being shut down due to falling ice from its cables and towers.

Snow and wind are making travel difficult in parts of Michigan, forcing officials to shut down the Mackinac Bridge.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the bridge was operating Wednesday morning under a high wind warning after being closed to traffic on Tuesday.

The authority also warns that the bridge may be icy.

The 5-mile bridge across the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Michigan and Huron opened in 1957. Last February, nearly 198,000 vehicles crossed the bridge.

Updated information on conditions at the bridge is posted on the Mackinac Bridge Authority website. Also, text alerts are available.

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