A tanker truck overturned on a Polish highway and spilled a massive pool of chocolate, leaving a goopy mess that was far from semi-sweet.
According to the New York Times, 12 tons of chocolate spread across six lanes of traffic in both directions on the A2 motorway on Wednesday.
Na #A2 Poznań-Warszawa przewróciła się cysterna z czekoladą. Trwa sprzątanie jezdni 😎🍫🍫🍫 #czekolada https://t.co/EnSNT8ri1q— MotoSygnały (@MotoSygnały)1525853559.0
The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Only the driver suffered a broken arm, but nobody else was injured due to the lack of early morning traffic.
Rescue officials were tasked with clearing the chocolate, which posed a challenge after it solidified in the warmth of the sun. The New York Times reported:
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.
On the bright side, the truck could've contained something more problematic.
@KaitMcGrathNBC Well... Atleast it isn't caramel?— One Happy Fern (@One Happy Fern)1525921708.0
SWEET STREET A truck full of liquid chocolate overturned on a Polish highway, turning the road into a sweet, stick… https://t.co/fQI93DCn8W— CBS Evening News (@CBS Evening News)1525879884.0
Marlena Kukawka, a spokesperson for the police station in the small town of Slupca, said it would take hours to salvage the chocolate swamp and open the highway again for access.
We have to remove the truck from the highway first. It will take a few hours or more.
Inspektorzy WITD #Poznań pomagają ustalić przyczyny wypadku ciężarówki przewożącej płynną czekoladę, która przewróc… https://t.co/KOJWdKZj6g— ITD (@ITD)1525855978.0
Bogdan Kowalski of Slupca's fire brigade told the AP that "the cooling chocolate is worse than snow."
Twitter users offered some sweet remedies.
@SGoodgee @KGWNews Someone has to do it 😏😏 I’ll bring the strawberries 🍓!— Beth_Whitwood (@Beth_Whitwood)1525953694.0
Others took delight in the delectable incident.
@CBSEveningNews https://t.co/5bzYV1DSjQ— Phoenix (@Phoenix)1525879968.0
"It took me hours to eat all of the chocolate, but I'm just happy to help out.", said cleanup volunteer Augustus Gl… https://t.co/rKQP4mriZN— Bill Wixey (@Bill Wixey)1525877940.0
@BillWixey https://t.co/GbXI9A0sBm— Corey (@Corey)1525929029.0
Ants are on their way to nirvana.
@CBSEveningNews The ants will be well fed for the next 6 months! 🙃🍫🐜🍫🐜🍫🐜🍫— IceCreamCrazie🍦 (@IceCreamCrazie🍦)1525911682.0
@CBSEveningNews https://t.co/Gsd90IFTx3— knife (@knife)1525907060.0