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Truck wreck spills engines on highway near Howe

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Work was underway to clean up U.S. 75 after a truck spilled engines and oil on the highway near Howe on September 13, 2018. (KTEN) Work was underway to clean up U.S. 75 after a truck spilled engines and oil on the highway near Howe on September 13, 2018. (KTEN)
Southbound traffic on U.S. 75 was backed up after a truck overturned and spilled engines on the highway. (TxDOT) Southbound traffic on U.S. 75 was backed up after a truck overturned and spilled engines on the highway. (TxDOT)

HOWE, Texas -- There was a big mess in the southbound lanes of U.S. 75 near Howe on Thursday afternoon.

A truck carrying car engines overturned on the highway around 3 p.m., dumping thousands of pounds of metal and motor oil all over the highway.

All southbound lanes U.S. 75 were shut down near the Haning Street exit in Howe.

Texas Department of Transportation crews dispatched to assist with cleanup as traffic was detoured to the frontage road.

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