40,000 pounds of avocados spill onto Texas highway after 18-wheeler crashes, burns

PHOTO: An 18-wheeler spilled about 40,000 pounds of avocados onto a Texas highway after crashing and catching fire, Dec. 12, 2017.PlayWFAA
WATCH 40,000 pounds of avocados spill onto Texas highway after 18-wheeler crashes, burns

There's no use crying over spilled guacamole.

About 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled onto a Texas highway Thursday after a big rig carrying them crashed and caught fire.

News helicopters from ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA captured images of firefighters hosing down the 18-wheel truck, which was full of crates of avocados.

PHOTO: Avocados lie at the scene where a 18-wheeler spilled about 40,000 pounds of avocados after crashing and catching fire, Dec. 12, 2017.WFAA
Avocados lie at the scene where a 18-wheeler spilled about 40,000 pounds of avocados after crashing and catching fire, Dec. 12, 2017.

The accident happened on a southbound lane on Interstate 35E near the city of Forreston and caused a traffic backup in the area, according to WFAA.

PHOTO: An 18-wheeler spilled about 40,000 pounds of avocados onto a Texas highway after crashing and catching fire, Dec. 12, 2017.WFAA
An 18-wheeler spilled about 40,000 pounds of avocados onto a Texas highway after crashing and catching fire, Dec. 12, 2017.

The Texas Department of Safety has not released the condition of the driver.

PHOTO: Firefighters attend to the scene where an 18-wheeler spilled about 40,000 pounds of avocados onto a Texas highway, Dec. 12, 2017.WFAA
Firefighters attend to the scene where an 18-wheeler spilled about 40,000 pounds of avocados onto a Texas highway, Dec. 12, 2017.

ABC News' Justin Gomez contributed to this report.

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