Overturned watermelon truck blocks Eastex Freeway ramp to I-10 East

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by Jacqueline Crea / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 8:26 PM

HOUSTON -- An overturned big rig blocked the Eastex Freeway southbound ramp to I-10 East for several hours on Tuesday.

The truck was reportedly carrying watermelons when it overturned on the ramp, blocking both lanes. There were no injuries, according to Houston police.

Houston TranStar reported that the incident occurred shortly before 4 a.m.

Crews used heavy equipment to remove the watermelons from the overturned truck.

Drivers were advised to use another route or plan on making a u-turn to the Eastex northbound ramp.

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