- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Officials say more than 1,800 bags of trash were picked up by hundreds of volunteers along the major north-south highway corridor in North Dakota’s oil patch.

The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/24Pdjr5 ) reports the cleanup of U.S. Highway 85 from Bowman to Williston occurred last week.

State Department of Transportation district engineer Larry Gangl says the 169-mile stretch of the oil patch highway needed some special attention because of the large traffic volume and the amount of debris that blows off trucks.

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