N.D.: Badlands slumping closes section of road in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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MEDORA, N.D. — About six miles of roadway have closed indefinitely due to slumping from erosion on the scenic drive of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit.

The roadway is closed from near a prairie dog town past the park’s Cottonwood Campground to Badlands Overlook along the loop road. The slumping occurred about two weeks ago due to erosion from water underneath the road.

Eileen Andes, chief of interpretation and public affairs for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, said the park has no timeline to repair the road as no funding is currently available. The park is working with the Federal Highway Administration, she added. The roadway is closed to motorized traffic but open to bicycling and walking up to the damaged section, which is blocked off for safety.

Read the full story from Grand Forks Herald.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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