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Chocolate Spills, and Brown Goo Closes a Polish Highway

May 9, 2018

LONDON — 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.

All four lanes of the highway connecting the city of Poznan to Warsaw were covered by the brown goo, footage from the news network TVN24 and social media showed.

Na #A2 Poznań-Warszawa przewróciła się cysterna z czekoladą. Trwa sprzątanie jezdni #czekoladapic.twitter.com/EnSNT8ri1q

— MotoSygnały (@MotoRadioPoznan) May 9, 2018

It was not immediately clear why the truck, which local reports said had been carrying 12 tons of chocolate, overturned. But it ended up lying across the road, obstructing lanes in both directions.

Chocolate Spills, and Brown Goo Closes a Polish HighwayChocolate Spills, and Brown Goo Closes a Polish Highway

As the chocolate dried under a mild spring sun, long lines of traffic grew on either side of the spill, and the authorities said it would probably be hours before the road was usable again.

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“We have to remove the truck from the highway first,” Marlena Kukawka, a media officer for the police in the small town of Slupca, near where the spillage occurred, said in a phone interview. “It will take a few hours or more,” she said about the cleanup.

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