Truck crash sends thousands of litres of gin onto UK motorway

Liquid spilling from a truck.
The scene. Photo credit: Facebook/ Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

A truck crash has sent tens of thousands of litres of gin spilling out onto a UK motorway.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue service were forced to close the M6 near Knutsford, outside Manchester, after the multi-vehicle collision at around 5:30pm (local time) on Thursday.

One of the vehicles was carrying approximately 32,000 litres of concentrated gin and it began leaking onto the road.

There were concerns the highly-concentrated alcohol was flammable and fire crews covered it in flame-resistant foam to prevent it from alighting.

Far from being put off by the fact the alcohol was super strong gin lovers suggested they could take part in the cleanup, many commenting on social media they want to visit the scene.

"I’m on my way with a packet of straws... I predict the carriageway will reopen within 15 mins of my arrival," one person said.

"I am actually gutted I am on my hols or I would be there with a straw!" another wrote.

Nobody was injured in the crash and the road reopened around 4am (local time) after emergency services staff successfully cleaned up all the gin.