Mackinac Bridge reopens to traffic after closing due hazardous weather
The Mackinac Bridge was open to traffic early Friday morning after closing Thursday due to weather conditions.
"All Clear, Have a Pleasant Trip!" the Mackinac Bridge Authority said Friday after midnight.
"When you are traveling in the Straits area, please tune to AM radio 530 or 1610 for condition updates and for information about things to see and do," the notice on the web site said. "We hope that your trip is enjoyable and that you'll visit the Straits of Mackinac often."
Motorists had been told to drive no faster than 20 mph as they approach the bridge and be prepared to stop Thursday.
Weather conditions in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula were reported to be a mix of precipitation, including freezing rain and ice. Temperatures at 9 p.m. were at 34 degrees.
"A light wintry mix of rain, snow and freezing rain will be possible across the outlook area into this evening," the National Weather Service at Gaylord says in a hazardous weather advisory. "Mainly snow will fall north of M-32, with a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow in areas to the south."