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WEST FINLEY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A tractor-trailer hauling thousands of pounds chocolate had to be towed from a ditch in Washington County on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. at West Finley and Jake Hill Roads in West Finley Township.

According to state police, the driver told police he was heading west on Jake Hill Road when the trailer got hung up on the guide rail while trying to get around a curve in the road.

When the driver stopped, the trailer slid down a culvert.

Towing equipment was brought in to pull the tractor trailer from the culvert.

The driver was not injured, and there was no damage to the 33,500 pounds of chocolate he was hauling.

One lane of the road remained open while crews cleaned up the mess.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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