Ice chunk falls from Mackinac Bridge, shatters truck's windshield

Chunks of ice falling from the towers and cables of the Mackinac Bridge caused damage to at least one vehicle Sunday morning, shattering a windshield and causing minor injuries, WPBN reported.

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Shawn Thomas was heading toward Mackinac City when a piece of ice fell nearly 200 feet, shattering the front window of his truck, WXYZ reported. Thomas said seven other vehicles were hit by ice, but his truck had the most damage, the television station reported.

Nicole Rogers, who was a passenger in another car, told WPBN she was crossing the bridge toward the Lower Peninsula around 10:15 a.m. when she saw ice falling from the top of the bridge. The driver of Rogers' car moved to the left lane to avoid the ice, but said Thomas' car got hit, the television station.

The bridge was closed for several hours after the incident but reopened Sunday afternoon, WXYZ reported.

High winds and blizzard conditions were in Monday's forecast and are expected to intensify by the evening, MLive reported, citing a bulletin from the National Weather Service.