This is the view of traffic on I-35 South heading west into Lytle this evening when everybody in both lanes going a little over 70 MPH suddenly slammed on the brakes.
Seems a guy in a pick-up truck lost several long metal pipes that were not properly secured to his truck, and he jumped out into traffic to move them off the road. Bold move. He was back out of the roadway in about 45 seconds to a minute and I was back on my way.
The good news is, apparently nobody was texting or reading e-mails when this happened because from what I could see, there was not a single rear-ender. Of course, no telling what the case was behind me for half a mile or more.