Accumulated ice falling from the Mackinac Bridge has prompted bridge officials to close it to traffic temporarily as a safety precaution.
Warmer temperatures and increased sun have loosened ice that formed on the bridge’s towers and cables, causing some of it to fall on the driving lanes below.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) has closed the bridge until the ice is clear or has stopped falling, which in the past has taken an average of a few hours, depending on weather conditions. For updated conditions, go to MDOT MiDrive Website or click here.
The bridge was closed for several hours on Saturday due to falling ice.