Mackinac Bridge closes for falling ice

Screengrab from MDOT's video about falling ice on Mackinac Bridge.

The authority that governs the Mackinac Bridge has shut down traffic over the miles-long structure because of falling ice.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority closed passage over the bridge late Monday morning. It opened Monday afternoon.

Ice formed on the tower after fog moved through the state, freezing the bridge's towers and cables. A news bulletin from the authority said updates will be posted on their social media pages. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation previously shared a video about why it has to close the bridge over falling ice, which you can find here.