Street of Germany became Candy Land

Germany's Chocolate Factory leak out on street because of Technical Defect
Street of Germany became Candy Land

A Street in a western German town got a repaving worthy of fictional candy maker Willy Wonka when a ton of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified.

Tonnes of chocolate flowed out of factory in Westoennen, coating the pavement

The German newspaper Soester Anzeiger reported Tuesday that a "small technical defect" involving a storage tank caused the sweet and sticky spill from the "DreiMeister Chocolate Factory" in Westoennen.

After hitting the chilly pavement, the milk chocolate quickly hardened. About 25 firefighters got the job of prying the coating off with shovels and using hot water and torches to remove remaining bits from cracks and holes.

Company's Boss, Markus Luckey, told the Anzeiger that the factory would be back in action on Wednesday. Luckey said if the spill had happened closer to Christmas, "that would have been a catastrophe."

The firefighters closed off the street and shoveled the chocolate – about 10 square meters (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.

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