Sugar rush! Chocolate meltdown prompts road closure in Germany


Posted at Dec 13 2018 05:31 PM | Updated as of Dec 14 2018 09:02 AM

BERLIN - Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency earlier this week when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.

"About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street," a spokesperson for the Werl fire department said in a statement.

The firefighters closed off the street and shoveled the chocolate, which had spread on an area about 10 square meters, to one side before a specialist cleaning company cleaned the road.

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