Drivers capture crazy video of giant runaway spool rolling down I-10

Spool got loose from flatbed truck, no injuries reported, TxDOT says


HOUSTON – It’s not strange to see objects on Texas highways, but a giant spool rolling down Interstate 10 is another thing altogether.

The giant spool got loose on I-10 east near downtown Thursday, according to KSAT sister station KPRC-TV.

The wheel, with what appeared to be large tubing on it, got loose from a flatbed truck, and was later moved back to the truck, officials with the Texas Department of Transportation told KPRC.

It rolled down I-10 for some time before it came to a stop in the middle of the highway.

No injuries were reported, but traffic was slowed and delayed for miles.

KPRC posted video of the wild scene.

About the Author:

RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio. He also writes a weekly Spurs newsletter.