Choc-a-block traffic after liquid-chocolate tanker spill in Poland

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WARSAW – A tanker truck turned a stretch of highway into Poland’s sweet spot when it spilled 12 tons of liquid chocolate after crashing through a traffic barrier.

Local police said it was unclear why the truck belonging to a sweet maker slammed into the central reservation on highway A2 between the western towns of Wrzesnia and Slupca.

After flipping over, the tanker came to rest across lanes and the chocolate barred traffic in both directions.

The driver was admitted to hospital with a broken arm.

Passing vehicles left chocolate tyre marks for several kilometress before authorities closed the highway.

A cleaning crew armed with shovels, an excavator, and hot water-pressure washers began chipping away at the chocolate that turned rock solid in the open air.

“It will take several hours,” local firefighter chief Bogdan Kowalski told TVN24 television.

“Once it hardens, chocolate’s worse than snow.”

AFP

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