Dozens of motorists have been hurt in a massive Thanksgiving Day pile-up in Texas.
The Department of Public Safety reported that more than 500 vehicles were caught up in the incident in heavy fog.
Around 140 cars were involved in the actual collision, while many more were stuck at the scene.
Firefighters used cutting equipment to free some drivers. Photo: KBMT12
The collisions forced the closure of Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas in both directions.
KBMT reported the pile-up began around 9am on Thursday about 80 miles east of Houston.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rod Carroll said the fog in the area was extremely dense.
The pile-up came on the busiest travel day of the year. Photo: KBMT12
At least 35 people needed medical attention or were taken to hospital, some in a critical condition, but no deaths were reported.
Firefighters had to use cutting equipment to get people out of some vehicles.