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Weather prompts traffic to back up on I-20 in Merkel late Sunday

MERKEL, Texas - Traffic was backed up for more than a mile on 1-20 in Merkel Sunday night.

Three car accidents that happened around the same time forced emergency crews to shut down a portion of the highway.

Police said the accidents were mostly caused by rain in the area.

A total of nine people were involved in the accidents.

Two people suffered minor injuries and were transported to Hendrick Medical Center.

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