Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Does the wind direction affect my safe crossing?

Posted on February 14th, 2023

Wind direction is less of a factor than wind speed. Winds are typically from the west/northwest in the Straits, but sometimes it does come from different directions. What’s most important is for drivers to slow down during high wind events so they can maintain control of their vehicles regardless of wind direction.

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