Wind restrictions in place for Seaway International Bridge

In this December 22, 2014, file photo, a minivan heads toward the toll booth at the foot of the north channel bridge in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

UPDATE 12:36 a.m. Saturday: The bridge wind restrictions have been lifted as of 12:15 a.m.

CORNWALL – With a wind storm passing through the area, the Seaway International Bridge Corporation has placed restrictions on what sort of traffic can cross the bridges on Cornwall Island.

The restrictions went in place around 9:30 p.m.

Tractor-trailers weighing less than 50,000 pounds, RVs, camping trailers, boats, cube vans, buses, a vehicle with a heavily tarped load and trucks with open loose material are not permitted to cross.

That also includes pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles.

The restrictions do not affect cars and fully loaded transports and the bridge is still open.

The limitations are in place until further notice.

As of 10:50 p.m., a wind warning was still in place. Winds were sustained around 50 kilometers and hour with recorded gusts up to 87 kilometers an hour.

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