Chocolate truck overturns on Polish motorway

epa06721242 A tractor-trailer carrying liqiud chocolate has overturned on a Polish A2 highway in central Poland, 09 May 2018. The chocolate coveed six lanes on the A2 motorway, blocking traffic in both directions.  EPA/TwojaSlupca.pl POLAND OUT  EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Authorities found themselves in a sticky situation after a truck carrying liquid chocolate fell onto its side on a Polish motorway.

The chocolate is covering five lanes of the highway between Ponzan and Warsaw, and will take massive amounts of hot water to clear.

epa06721241 A tractor-trailer carrying liqiud chocolate has overturned on a Polish A2 highway in central Poland, 09 May 2018. The chocolate coveed six lanes on the A2 motorway, blocking traffic in both directions.  EPA/TwojaSlupca.pl POLAND OUT  EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Photo credit: AAP

It is not clear why the tanker overturned, police told local news network TVN24.  The 60-year-old driver suffered only minor injuries.

A bulldozer has been called in to help push the mess out of the way.

Officials say the cooling chocolate will be a worse road hazard than snow, and it could be hours before the road is usable again. A long line of cars has started to form along the motorway.

Media officer for the Slupca police Marlena Kukawka told TVN24 there are rarely accidents on that stretch of road - but a chocolate spillage is definitely a first.

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