Huge Chocolate Spill Creates Sticky Situation in Poland
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Rescue officials in Poland are working quickly to clear one of the country's highways. The roadway is covered with a sticky brown substance. It is blocking cars from both directions.
What is causing the mess? Milk chocolate.
The problems began early Wednesday, after a huge vehicle carrying many tons of liquid chocolate overturned. Chocolate spilled out. It spread across six lanes of Poland's A2 highway.
The liquid chocolate solidified as it cooled, causing even more difficulties.
The accident happened near the western Polish town of Slupca. Bogdan Kowalski is with the fire brigade of Slupca. He told the Associated Press that "the cooling chocolate is worse than snow."
Videos published on social media showed rescuers and cleaners trying to move the sticky brown mess with a bulldozer.
The private Polish broadcaster TVN24 reported that the driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital with a broken arm. The accident happened in the morning when there was little traffic. Nobody else was harmed.
The sticky situation became a trending topic on social media. Some people offered to help the cleanup workers.... by eating the chocolate themselves.
Marlene Kukawa is a media officer for Slupca police. She told The New York Times that rescue workers needed to remove the truck from the highway first. The cleanup, she said at the time "will take a few hours or more."
She added that accidents are rare in this part of the A2 highway. And, she told The New York Times, she is sure the area has never experienced something quite like a huge chocolate spill.
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1.Milk chocolate 牛奶巧克力
Milk chocolate has most epicatechin processed out of it.
2.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
3.spill out 溢出；洒出
The sway of the pail caused some milk to spill out.
4.worse than 比...更糟糕
Analysts fear the situation is even worse than the leadership admits.
5.It spread across six lanes of Poland's A2 highway.
spread across 席卷；遍布
The news spread across America to Europe and thousands of people joined in the search.
Our extended family is spread across the country.
6.The private Polish broadcaster TVN24 reported that the driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital with a broken arm.
take sb to a hospital 送某人就医
The patient was taken to a hospital and treated free of charge.
He's in critical condition and has to be taken to a hospital immediately.
这起事故发生在波兰西部城市斯卢普卡附近。波格丹·科瓦尔斯基（Bogdan Kowalski）是斯卢普卡消防局的负责人 。他告诉美联社，“凝固的巧克力比积雪还难清理 。”
波兰私营电视台电视台TVN24报道称，货车司机手臂骨折被送往医院。这起事故发生在早晨，车少人稀 。因此，没有人受伤 。
马琳·库卡瓦（Marlene Kukawa）是斯卢普卡警局的新闻发言人。她告诉《纽约时报》，消防人员首先需要将货车从高速路上移走 。她表示，清理工作“需要几个小时甚至更长时间” 。