As it turns out, chocolate is not only hard to resist, but it’s also hard to remove.
Earlier this week in Poland, a tanker carrying 12 tons of liquid chocolate overturned and spilled all its cargo onto the highway, creating a sticky mess – literally.
Images of the accident show all six lanes of the road connecting the cities of Poznan and Warsaw covered in the brown material. The truck, meanwhile, obstructed both directions as it lay on its side.
The cause of the accident is unclear. The driver went to the hospital with minor injuries, but aside from him, no one else was hurt.
— Marcin Sułkowski (@Sullkowski) May 9, 2018
While chocolate is easy to wash off from messy fingers, it apparently, is much harder to remove from highways.
Before the road could be closed, many vehicles drove through the area, spreading the spill further down the motorway. The fire brigade then had to use hot water to melt the hardened goo before a bulldozer came in to scrape it away.
“The cooling chocolate is worse than snow,” senior brigadier Bogdan Kowalski of Slupca, Poland’s fire brigade said.
— MotoSygnały Radia Poznań (@MotoRadioPoznan) May 9, 2018
Still, despite having to clean up for hours, the first responders found the situation amusing.
“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,” said police spokeswoman Merlena Kukawka.