McKenzie County Closes Unpaved Roads To Heavy Vehicles

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — McKenzie County has closed all unpaved roads to vehicles heavier than 20,000 pounds until 6 a.m. Monday.

Wet weather caused significant damage to gravel roads in McKenzie County this spring and county commissioners said they would close roads to heavy trucks if the area received significant rainfall.

The road closure will shut down all hydraulic fracturing and other oil production activities today in McKenzie County, which has the heaviest amount of oil activity in North Dakota.