MICHIGAN’s Mackinac Bridge has been shut by authorities after “an emergency situation” occurred.
The bridge has been shut since 3pm ET and an immediate cause regarding the shutdown is under investigation.
Why is Mackinac Bridge closed?
Mackinac Bridge has been closed to the public after an emergency incident occurred around 2.30pm.
One Twitter user reported seeing state police with bomb-sniffing dogs in the area.
Local outlet 9&10 News reported that a bomb squad and K-9 units were both on the scene.
The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects the Upper and Lower peninsulas of the state of Michigan.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority is asking people to stay clear of the area.
Cameras that typically show the traffic situation looking north and south on the bridge's website were down on Sunday afternoon.
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