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Snow Drifting into Northern Michigan While Wind Causing Problems on Mackinac Bridge

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The mixture of snow and wind are making roads downright dangerous.

Snow plows are out everywhere, including the Mackinac Bridge.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the causeway is especially slippery.

Wind escorts for "high profile" vehicles are still needed, as of 7:00 p.m., Tuesday.

They ask all drivers to slow down to 20 m.p.h. to maintain better control in the wind.

To check for updates on bridge conditions, click on the link attached with this story.

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Wind escorts are needed for "high profile" vehicles crossing the Mackinac Bridge this afternoon.

Widespread snow is hitting the area, and will really pile up for some today.

Winter Storm Warnings have been added to northwest lower still including Luce, Chippewa and Mackinac counties in the Upper Peninsula. Counties added to the winter storm warning through midnight are: Charlevoix, Antrim, Otsego, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Crawford, Manistee, and Wexford counties. These areas, including the Upper Peninsula are expected to see up to 5 to 10 inches through midnight.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Emmet, Cheboygan, Montmorency, Oscoda, Missaukee, Roscommon, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta and Isabella counties through midnight. Up to 3 to 6 inches possible for these counties through midnight.