Fire forces closure of US 85 at north unit of Teddy Roosevelt National Park

UPDATE (4/3/21 @ 7:20 p.m.): U.S. Highway 85 is now open from Watford City to the Junction of North Dakota Highway 200. U.S. Highway 2 is now open from Williston to 13-mile Corner.


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photo courtesy: ND Highway Patrol

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has closed U.S. Highway 85 from Watford City to Highway 200 near Grassy Butte, at the north unit of Teddy Roosevelt National Park.

The campground and park has been closed and evacuated at this time.

Everyone is asked to avoid the area until further notice.

A second grass fire has forced the closure of U.S. Highway 2 from Williston to 13-mile Corner.

All of western and central North Dakota is under a red flag warning by the National Weather Service, with relative humidity as low as 10% and gusty winds across the region.

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