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Two wrecks cleared after throttling traffic in north Arlington

Two accidents froze traffic early Monday on eastbound Interstate 30 across north Arlington, according to reports.

The backup stretched from just east of Cooper Street for about five miles back to East Loop 820 in east Fort Worth, Traffic.com reported.

It was cleared up by mid-morning, according to Traffic.com.

The first accident was reported at 7:26 a.m., but when officers arrived on the scene they saw that there were two accidents in the area, an Arlington police dispatcher said.

Five cars were damaged in the accidents, and two people received minor injuries in the first wreck.

One person was taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital and the other person went to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, the dispatcher said.

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