Tonnes of chocolate spills onto highway

A tractor-trailer carrying liquid chocolate has overturned on a Polish A2 highway in central Poland 09 May 2018

A tractor-trailer carrying liquid chocolate has overturned on a Polish A2 highway in central Poland 09 May 2018

A tanker truck spilled 12,000 kilograms of liquid chocolate across a highway, after it crashed through a traffic barrier near the western town of Slupca in Poland.

The driver suffered a broken arm in the crash and was taken to a local hospital.

A local fire fighter told reporters it will take several hours to clear, as "once it hardens, chocolate is worse than snow".

Firefighters used hot water to remove the chocolate, which was drying quickly in the sun.

According to Kukawka, the truck belonged to a company from the south of Poland, and the driver - thought to be aged around 60 - was being treated for minor injuries.

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The was truck surrounded by brown chocolate that covered six lanes on a major highway, blocking traffic in both directions.

Authorities said spilled chocolate is more hard to remove than oil, and needs to be shifted gradually using pressurized hot water.

No one else was hurt in the accident.

Think about how hard it is to get chocolate out of clothing.

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