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The chocolate quickly hardened on the road surface

Chocolate factory spillage ‘repaves’ German road

“A small technical defect” is blamed for the runaway chocolate – which needed several dozen firefighters to clean up.

WT24 Desk

A mishap at a German chocolate factory “repaved” a road with a thick, brown pathway after a ton of the sticky stuff escaped and flowed on to the street, Agencies report..

The spillage quickly solidified and around 25 firefighters in the town of Westoennen were forced to hack away at it with shovels.

Bosses at the DreiMeister factory blamed “a small technical defect” for Monday night’s incident, according to German newspaper Soester Anzeiger.

The chocolate seeped into the pores of the road and there were worries it would be a hazard, so hot water was used to removed the final thin layer.

The local authority closed the road and set up oil warning signs while the clean-up took place, the newspaper reported.

Owner of the factory Marus Luckey said it would have been a “catastrophe” had the spill occurred closer to Christmas, but that things would be back to normal on Wednesday.

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