Chaos As 15 Tonnes Of Cocoa Spills On Motorway

A motorway in Germany turned into a choccy horror when 15 tonnes of cocoa powder spilled onto the tarmac in the rain after a trucker crashed into a traffic jam.

As the cocoa mixed with the rain, say police, it turned the autobahn into a river of hot chocolate stretching for hundreds of metres up the road.

The crash, on the A1 motorway, near the city of Osnabrueck, Lower Saxony Statem Germany, on 1st November, forced police to close the road until the sticky mess could be washes away.

Images of the pile up show the truck with its side ripped open with the uninjured 56-year-old driver in the cab.

Image shows the cocoa powder incident, undated photo. It happened near the city of Osnabrueck, Lower Saxony State, Germany, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2023. (Newsflash)

Boxes of his EUR 150,000 (GBP 130,661) load are scattered all over the tarmac.

Osnabrueck Police spokesperson Jannis Gervelmeyer said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Because of the final position of the semitrailers involved, the entire highway was now completely blocked for traffic following.

“Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident, but massive traffic chaos quickly developed on the motorway and the surrounding alternative routes.

“There is debris everywhere on the road, but no one was injured.”

Authorities deployed specialised equipment to remove the chocolate from the road surface, said local media.

Image shows the cocoa powder incident, undated photo. It happened near the city of Osnabrueck, Lower Saxony State, Germany, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2023. (Newsflash)

The clean up operation lasted for several hours and led to the closure of the motorway in the northbound direction, before it was reopened in the afternoon.

Gervelmeyer said: “According to initial estimates, material damage of up to EUR 150,000 [GBP 130,661] was caused.”


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