Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

A Sticky Mess: Liquid Chocolate Spills Onto Highway

A Sticky Mess: Liquid Chocolate Spills Onto Highway

Officials say that the chocolate began to cool and harden nearly immediately, making cleanup a hard task.

Emergency workers in Poland received an usual call: they had to clear out 12 tons of chocolate that had spilled on a highway!

Senior brigadier Bogdan Kowalski with the fire brigade of Slupca, a town in western Poland, said, "the cooling chocolate is worse than snow".

Drivers in western Poland were caught in a sticky mess on Wednesday after a tanker carrying liquid chocolate overturned and spilled its contents onto the road.

Removing the truck and chocolate would take a few hours, Marlena Kukawka, Slupca's police spokeswoman, told the New York Times, adding that this part of the A2 rarely saw accidents.

A cleaning crew armed with shovels, an excavator and hot water pressure washers have begun chipping away at the chocolate that turned rock solid in the open air. TVN24 also noted that the cleanup spans more than a mile, since in the aftermath of the crash, drivers simply drove through it, leaving a long chocolate trail.

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