GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Mackinac Bridge opened again Sunday after it closed due to falling ice.

The bridge opened around 5 p.m., the Mackinac Bridge Authority said in a tweet.

Earlier in the day there were plow trucks out on the bridge working to vibrate the ice away from the towers. Ice falling can cause severe damage, as seen in a 2019 photo provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation.

A car damaged by falling ice in 2019. (Courtesy Mackinac Bridge Authority via Michigan Department of Transportation)

The bridge has been closed off and on for the past week because ice chunks have fallen on the road, posing a risk to motorists.

Mackinac Bridge Authority recommends that people stay away from the bridge area while maintenance vehicles are working.

You can text “MacBridge” to 67283 to received alerts when the bridge closes and reopens.

— News 8’s Madalyn Buursma contributed to this report.