UPDATE: Portion of Highway 85 between Grassy Butte and Watford City closed due to landslides
Highway 85 about 16 miles south of Watford City is closed due to a landslide that moved dirt and debris onto the road this afternoon, the North Dakota Department of Transportation confirmed shortly before 6 p.m.
Motorists must use alternate routes, according to the DOT.
Eastbound traffic should travel on Highway 16 to Highway 68.
Motorists are reminded that load restrictions on those highways are in effect. Westbound traffic should travel on Highway 83 and Highway 2.