Drivers are being detoured away from the Washington Park draw-bridge after a vehicle reportedly became stuck in the bridge while driving over the bridge as it was opening Friday afternoon according to a Facebook post.
According to the post that was posted in a Michigan City Facebook group, the driver was warned several times by the bridge operator to not move forward as the bridge was opening.
The driver allegedly ignored the warnings and continued driving around the gate and onto the bridge ultimately getting stuck in the bridge.
A photo captured by a bystander shows the vehicle partially crushed in the rear where it was caught.
An official statement from the Michigan City Police Department has not yet been released at this time.
More information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Residents and visitors wanting to attend the Great Lakes Grand Prix are asked to take alternative routes and avoid the area until responders can remove the vehicle and assess damages to the bridge.