Big rig crash in Texas spills avocados, snarling traffic

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FORRESTON, Texas (AP) – About 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled across a major interstate in Central Texas when the big rig hauling them crashed and caught fire.

A Texas television station reports that the spill in Forreston Thursday snarled traffic and diverted drivers, closing Interstate 35E for three hours. The 18-wheeler went up in flames.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has not released the cause of the incident or the condition of the driver.

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