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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 05:19 AM

Holy guacamole! Truck carrying 20 tons of avocados catches fire, shutting down I-35E in Ellis County

Northbound Interstate 35E south of Waxahachie was shut down for several hours Thursday afternoon after a big rig fire.

It happened around 11:15 a.m. on I-35E near the town of Forreston.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the 18-wheeler was carrying 40,000 pounds of avocados, but it's unknown if there was a crash or if the big rig caught fire.

Texas Sky Rangers spotted what was left of the big rig and load of avocados blocking the northbound lanes of I-35E.

Read more: https://www.nbcdfw.com/traffic/stories/NB-I-35E-South-of-Waxahachie-Shut-Down-After-Big-Rig-Carrying-Avocados-Catches-Fire-467000733.html

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Reply Holy guacamole! Truck carrying 20 tons of avocados catches fire, shutting down I-35E in Ellis County (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2017 OP
marble falls Dec 2017 #1
BigmanPigman Dec 2017 #2
marble falls Dec 2017 #3
BigmanPigman Dec 2017 #4
marble falls Dec 2017 #5
Pope George Ringo II Dec 2017 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 10:23 AM

1. What a mess! I didn't know avocado's could burn, do they have that high of an oil content?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:03 AM

2. An expensive mess at that!

They are very fattening so I assume they have a high oil/fat content. Just like most yummy things...expensive and high calorie.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 06:38 AM

3. At a buck and four ounces a each ......

I'll wait for someone else to figure it out!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 07:07 AM

4. 250 Cal. per $1

I wish I didn't like them as much as I do.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 07:21 AM

5. Cheap for complex carbs, my doctor says eat a 'cado and not the chips.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:02 PM

6. Harry Chapin told me it would be 15 tons of bananas near Scranton Pennsylvania

The man lied to me and I'll never forgive him.

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