Friday, December 1, 2023



There was an unusual traffic accident near Cleveland, OH yesterday.

A stretch of highway in Ohio was closed Thursday morning when a crash involving two semi trucks covered the roadway in boxes of chocolate and caramel.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said the two trucks collided about 6 a.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 90 in Lake County.

One of the trucks spilled its load of chocolate and caramel candy into the roadway, prompting officials to direct traffic off the highway.

There's more at the link.

Here's what the cleanup looked like.  The video is silent, so don't adjust your speakers' volume.  Note the color of the road surface.

I bet cleaning up that lot was a nasty, sticky mess, particularly as it congealed on the road surface in the freezing temperatures.  Driving on that stuff must be a nightmare!



Night driver said...

2) Now we are concerned that the deer will be attracted to the sweets in the roadway.
3) This is likely to suck for a couple of days.
4) The GOOD thing is we are getting fairly solid rain today.

Night Driver who lives just west of the accident location.

Eaton Rapids Joe said...

Throw in a semi load of pecans and you could say that the road was closed due to the mass destruction of turtles.

Andrew Smith said...

So, the fudge hit the fan?

It's a good thing this didn't happen on a sundae?

Investigators are looking into the sauce of the accident?

(okay, okay ...)

Aesop said...

A few decades back that happened with a shipment of chocolate, and shipment of peanut butter.

And that was when Reese's Candy Company broke out of the minor leagues.

Philip Sells said...

If the other truck involved had been carrying ice cream and sprinkles....

Hamsterman said...

Two ships, one carrying red paint, and the other blue paint, collided when crossing the Pacific ocean last month. The two crews were marooned on a nearby island.

Old NFO said...

Oof... that's going to take a while to clean up!

Anonymous said...

I saw the tail end of the really clean streets resulting from a spill clean up.

A semi delivering a load of laundry detergent to a Safeway distribution center in Richmond, CA tipped over. Detergent spilled onto a major surface street. A street sweeper truck was used. So was a fire hose. Think giant shaving brush.