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Massive Truck Fire on I-45 Snarls Traffic Headed To Downtown Houston

No serious injuries were reported in the wreck that also has involved several other vehicles

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A massive amount of trash is spread on I-45 on April 20th, 2018 after a major trash truck fire that created traffic havoc

A large truck hauling garbage flipped and exploded on I-45 on Friday morning; closing main lanes, and snarling rush-hour traffic.

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

The crash occurred shortly before daybreak Friday, in north Houston on Interstate 45 and West Mount Houston. All nine lanes were blocked and the wrecked and the 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.

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