Motorway shut after 32,000 litres of GIN spills onto carriageway

A major motorway has been forced to close after 32,000 litres of gin spilled onto the carriageway.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 20:23 pm
Gin is leaking out onto the M6 motorway.

It happened after two lorries crashed into each other on the M6 near the town of Knutsford in Cheshire just before 5.30pm.

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Crews are coating the spilt alcohol with foam to prevent it from igniting.

Gin is leaking out onto the M6 motorway.

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"Due to the flammability of the alcohol a decision was taken to close the motorway in both directions as a precautionary measure," a spokesman added.

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There are not currently any reports of injuries.