40,000 pounds of avocados spill onto highway from burning big rig

A bizarre scene unfolded on a Texas highway this week when 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled onto the roadway.

The massive shipment of savory fruit was being hauled in an 18-wheeler on Interstate 35E outside Waxahachie on Thursday when the truck burst into flames.

Cameras on WFAA's HD Chopper 8 were rolling as the crates of avocados spilled all over the interstate while firefighters fought the blaze.

The accident also snarled traffic on the busy highway.

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I-35E was closed for around three hours.

No one was hurt in the accident, which authorities says appears to have been caused by a mechanical issue.

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