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A truck spilled tonnes of liquid chocolate across a Polish motorway – which then started to harden

A tanker full of liquid chocolate[1] crashed on a Polish motorway, spilling its load across multiple lanes.

The tank truck was carrying an estimated 12 tons of liquid chocolate, and overturned on the A2 motorway in western Poland.

TVN24 reported[2] that the driver was taken to the local hospital with a broken arm. It’s still uncertain why the truck crashed.

With no other injuries, how to clean it up presented the biggest problem.

Inspektorzy WITD #Poznan pomagaja ustalic przyczyny wypadku ciezarowki przewozacej plynna czekolade, ktora przewrocila sie dzis na autostradzie #A2 pomiedzy wezlami Wrzesnia i Slupca. Autostrada #A2 zablokowana w obydwu kierunkach.

Objazd DK92 @PolskaPolicja @GDDKiA pic.twitter.com/mdqldJMi97[3][4][5][6][7][8] — ITD (@ITD_gov) May 9, 2018[9]

Worse than snow

Turns out, cleaning up gallons of liquid chocolate is a big operation, and the sticky situation only got worse as the chocolate began to solidify.

Senior Brig. Bogdan Kowalski of Slupca’s fire brigade told the Associated Press: “The cooling chocolate is worse than snow.”

On top of that, apparently some drivers decided to drive through the chocolate before the highway was closed, spreading it out further still.

After receiving advice from the chocolate manufacturers, they used hot water to try and clean up the mess.

In the end, the clean up took several hours, with the road blocked until 5pm.

On the plus side, despite having to deal with a huge mass of solidifying chocolate, the clean up crew were in good spirits according to Marlena Kukawka, media officer for the Slupca police department. She told local broadcaster TVN24[10]: “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen so many smiles on the faces of emergency rescue folks and police officers at the scene of an accident.”

Read more: A Canadian chocolate brand called SHYTE has tickled the UK [11]

Asda to sell limited edition GBP1 packs of Orange Smarties from Monday [12]

It’s illegal to pay for drive-thru with your smartphone – and other rules British drivers didn’t know [13]

References

  1. ^ chocolate (inews.co.uk)
  2. ^ TVN24 reported (www.tvn24.pl)
  3. ^ #Poznan (twitter.com)
  4. ^ #A2 (twitter.com)
  5. ^ #A2 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ @PolskaPolicja (twitter.com)
  7. ^ @GDDKiA (twitter.com)
  8. ^ pic.twitter.com/mdqldJMi97 (t.co)
  9. ^ May 9, 2018 (twitter.com)
  10. ^ TVN24 (kontakt24.tvn24.pl)
  11. ^ A Canadian chocolate brand called SHYTE has tickled the UK (inews.co.uk)
  12. ^ Asda to sell limited edition GBP1 packs of Orange Smarties from Monday (inews.co.uk)
  13. ^ It’s illegal to pay for drive-thru with your smartphone – and other rules British drivers didn’t know (inews.co.uk)



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