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Hundreds of bags of trash picked up along oil patch highway

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 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.

Related news: North Dakota oil patch trash clean-up effort to begin

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