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Exploding Truck Wreck Closes Major Houston Freeway

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    Explosion Shuts Houston Highway

    A large truck hauling garbage flipped and exploded on one of Houston's major freeways, closing all nine lanes and snarling rush-hour traffic Friday morning. (Published Friday, April 20, 2018)

    A large truck hauling garbage flipped and exploded on one of Houston's major freeways, closing all nine lanes and snarling rush-hour traffic Friday morning.

    No serious injuries are being reported in the wreck that also has involved several other vehicles.

    The crash occurred shortly before daybreak Friday in north Houston on Interstate 45, a busy eight-lane north-south freeway divided down the center by a high-occupancy-vehicle express lane. All nine lanes were blocked and the wrecked and blackened truck was sitting crosswise on its side across the four southbound lanes plus the high-occupancy lane.

    Firefighters put out flames shooting high into the air and were picking through the bags of trash in the truck trailer to ensure the fire was completely out.

    Slippery Roads: Rollover Crash on I-30 in Fort Worth

    [DFW] Slippery Roads: Rollover Crash on I-30 in Fort Worth

    The Texas Thunder Truck captured the immediate aftermath of a rollover crash on westbound Interstate 30 in Fort Worth while live on air Tuesday morning. Witnesses told NBC 5 Reporter Larry Collins that one person had minor injuries. It's not clear what caused the crash, though roads were very slick due to a heavy downpour at the time of the incident.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

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