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18-wheeler carrying tomatoes catches fire on I-10 E at Dell Dale

HARRIS COUNTY – Traffic was backed for hours up on the I-10 East Freeway at Dell Dale after an 18-wheeler carrying tomatoes caught fire.

The driver was traveling eastbound on the freeway when the truck crashed and caught fire around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Tomatoes spilled onto the highway, causing quite a mess and traffic delays during the morning rush-hour commute.  The area was not cleared until around 11 a.m.