Mackinac Bridge Closed Because Of Car Crash, Blowing Snow

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) – Blowing snow and a multi-vehicle crash have led officials to close the Mackinac Bridge, which links Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas.

Executive Secretary Bob Sweeney of the Mackinac Bridge Authority says the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on the causeway near the toll booths on the bridge’s north side.

He says it appears about eight cars were involved. There was no immediate word of injuries.

Sweeney says winds gusting up to 50 mph were blowing snow off the frozen Straits of Mackinac, making visibility poor.

He says the bridge probably will be closed until early this afternoon. The wreckage must be cleared and the road plowed.

Sweeney says officers are re-routing traffic and hundreds of vehicles are waiting to cross the nearly 5-mile-long bridge.

To see a live camera from the Mackinac Bridge click here.

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