Scenic Road In Badlands NP Closed By Landslide

      Officials say an unpaved scenic road in Badlands National Park has been closed because of a 300-feet long landslide.

Sage Creek Rim Road is closed from Highway 240 south of Wall and west about 6.5 miles. 

       Acting park maintenance chief Ken Thompson says plans are to re-open the dirt road by moving it further to the north, away from the landslide and onto more stable ground. 

        The emergency solution is expected to be completed within two weeks. Federal highway engineers will then survey the area for road realignment as a more long-term solution.

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