highway 402 http://michiganradio.org en Blue Water Bridge reopened http://michiganradio.org/post/blue-water-bridge-reopened <p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9618_11070---,00.html">Blue Water Bridge</a> has been reopened. The bridge, which links Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario, was shut down Monday and Tuesday to commercial traffic as crews worked to clear snow from the week's <a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/winter-storm-slams-michigan">severe winter storm</a>.</p><p>As The Associated Press <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-wintryweather-bri,0,4030157.story">reports</a>, the bridge's closing:</p><blockquote><p>...forced several General Motors Co. plants in Michigan to interrupt production and caused long delays at the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20101216/NEWS05/12160421/1001/news/Snowstorm-revives-questions-about-need-for-a-2nd-bridge-to-Canada">Ambassador Bridge</a> crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:49:59 +0000 Zoe Clark 615 at http://michiganradio.org Blue Water Bridge reopened Winter blast causing headaches for truck traffic between Michigan & Ontario http://michiganradio.org/post/winter-blast-causing-headaches-truck-traffic-between-michigan-ontario <p>The blast of artic air that has enveloped the Great Lakes is causing major problems for truck traffic between Michigan and Ontario. Canadian officials have been forced to close Highway&nbsp;402 which connects with the Blue Water bridge. Here are two reports on the situation in Ontario and in Port Huron:</p><p>Digital Journal reports:</p><div style="border: medium none; text-align: left; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); overflow: hidden; text-decoration: none;"><div class="body"><blockquote><p>A "red alert" issued by Emergency Management Ontario for the stretch of Hwy. 402 between London and Sarnia has been canceled but a state of emergency remains in force.</p><div style="padding-bottom: 15px;">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.680news.com/news/local/article/156977--whiteout-conditions-blanket-highway-402-opp-issue-red-alert">680 News</a> is reporting that three Canadian Forces military helicopters are now taking part in the rescue effort as hundreds remain stranded between the two cities.</div></blockquote></div><div class="body" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div style="padding-bottom: 15px;">&nbsp;The radio station quotes OPP Const. Chrystal Jones:&nbsp;</div><blockquote><p>"Some of our OPP four-wheel drive vehicles were experiencing difficulties in the snow because again, the plows have not been out. And of course, vehicles have been abandoned in the middle of roadways, so they've become impassable." Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:56:41 +0000 582 at http://michiganradio.org Winter blast causing headaches for truck traffic between Michigan & Ontario