An accident involving a semi trailer hauling a trailer and a passenger vehicle stopped traffic on Highway 85 for several hours Tuesday afternoon.

McKenzie County Emergency Manager Jerry Samuelson said the incident occurred two miles west of Watford City.

While North Dakota Highway Patrol and McKenzie County deputies, ambulance and fire and rescue personnel handled the accident, traffic had backed up all the way into Watford City and south out on Highway 85 the other direction.

No details about the accident were available from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department.

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