This morning there was a major traffic accident on I 35 just south of New Braunfels, Texas. A tractor trailer had a blow out, veered off the road, but the driver got out safely right before he won the Texas Barbeque King title ….
The tractor portion of the rig was completely destroyed along with at least the front half of the trailer. The trailer was reportedly loaded with frozen pork fat – that liquefied under all the heat.
The goal was to get at least one lane open by 10 a.m. but that has now been pushed back to as late as noon.
A Schertz spokesman said the debris is pretty intense, extending up several hundreds yards and up the exit ramp. Oil cleanup is a big part of that job.
Pork fat is considered one of the major food groups in Texas. If you step outside in Houston, you can smell the sweet aroma of this mishap.