Chocolate meltdown closes German road

“A ton of chocolate” has brought a local road to a standstill in Germany, according to local authorities. The road was closed in the western town of Westönnen late on Monday after a tank of chocolate in a factory spilled and poured into the street. The chocolate quickly solidified. About 10 sq m (108 sq...


Chocolate meltdown closes German road

“A ton of chocolate” has brought a local road to a standstill in Germany, according to local authorities.

The road was closed in the western town of Westönnen late on Monday after a tank of chocolate in a factory spilled and poured into the street.

The chocolate quickly solidified. About 10 sq m (108 sq ft) was cleared by 25 firefighters using shovels, hot water and blowtorches.
Firefighters clear chocolateThe spillage caused a headache for firefighters / REUTERS

Employees of the DreiMeister factory also helped with the sugary emergency.

“Despite this heartbreaking incident, it is unlikely that a chocolate-free Christmas is imminent,” the fire department said.

DreMeister assured local media that its factory would return to normal operations on Wednesday.

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