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Avocados Spill, Catch Fire on Texas Highway in Truck Accident

Texas firefighters work to clear the road of a semitruck wreck that had crashed and caught fire. The truck spilled several thousand pounds of avocados onto the roadway, causing a delay. (Twitter/@ABC)

By    |   Friday, 29 December 2017 05:22 PM

Motorists on a Texas highway had to deal with an unusual traffic backup caused by a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of avocados. The rig had crashed and caught fire.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to hose down the 18-wheel vehicle, reported ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA, which covered the accident with news helicopters.

The accident occurred Thursday on Interstate 35E near the city of Forreston, south of Dallas, and traffic came to a halt in the area on the northbound lane, according to Dallas News. Traffic was diverted onto State Highway 34 and 77.

Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety said they didn’t know whether the crash or other factors caused the fire. There may have been a mechanical issue, the New York Daily News reported.

Cleanup efforts took nearly three hours as the avocados were removed from the highway. No one was injured in the crash, according to WFAA.

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Texas motorists had to deal with an unusual highway traffic backup caused by a truck carrying several tons of avocados Thursday. The rig carrying the fruit had crashed and caught fire.
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