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I-20 east reopens after car catches fire, crashes with 18-wheeler in Grand Prairie

Interstate 20 eastbound at Texas 161/George Bush Turnpike was closed to traffic for about two hours Monday afternoon following a crash, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Grand Prairie police said there were only minor injuries after a passenger car caught fire and the rear end of the car hit a semi truck. Another vehicle was involved in the accident, though police have not yet said how.

A TxDOT traffic camera photo showed at least three Grand Prairie fire trucks and one ambulance on the highway east of Arlington shortly before 2 p.m.

TxDOT warned drivers to expect delays in the area. The interstate reopened about 4 p.m., the department said.

Alternative routes to SH 161 included exiting at Carrier Parkway and heading north to Mayfield Road. Alternative routes to continue on I-20 could included exiting at Carrier Parkway and heading south to Bardin Road, then north on South Great Southwest Parkway.

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