Winds lessen, Mackinac Bridge reopens to all vehicles

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Th Mackinac Bridge over the Straits of Mackinac. (Jan. 23, 2016)

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Officials have reopened the Mackinac Bridge to all vehicles after high winds forced earlier closures for semi-trucks and other high-profile vehicles.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority says Wednesday night that there are no significant weather conditions to report to motorists planning to cross the 5-mile-long bridge.

Winds stronger than 50 mph were reported earlier in the day at the span that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Drivers were required to go slower than usual.

Winds gusting up to 60 mph were forecast for Wednesday across much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula as thunderstorms moved across the state.

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The Detroit Free Press reported that about 16,000 utility customers in southeast Michigan lost power.

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