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German chocolate factory spill makes for sweet street

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Image: Spilt chocolate is seen on a road in Werl
Spilt chocolate on a road in Werl, Germany, on Dec. 10, 2018 -
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BERLIN — Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.

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

The firefighters closed off the street and shoveled the chocolate - about 108 square feet — 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.