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Semi-truck catches fire between Cotton Flat Road and W. I-20

TxDOT says the vehicles have been removed from the scene as of 3 p.m. and traffic is flowing on the frontage road.

MIDLAND, Texas — UPDATE: TxDOT says the vehicles have been removed from the scene as of 3 p.m. and traffic is flowing on the frontage road.

I-20 is expected to reopen around 3:30 p.m.

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There is semi-truck on fire between Cotton Flat Road and W. I-20 in Midland. 

There is heavy black smoke in the area and traffic is backed up significantly. 349 to Cotton Flat Road West is completely shut down due to a grass fire. Please look for alternate routes at this time. 

The Midland Fire Department will also be evacuating the Petroleum Museum. 

We will continue to update this story as we receive more information.

 

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