Typical, I'm on a day off and this has happened Beer can spillage closes motorway A brewery wagon has crashed on the M6 in Cumbria, leaving cans of beer strewn across the carriageway. The "curtain-sided" HGV, which was carrying 40 tonnes of cans, flipped onto its side after mounting an embankment early on Saturday. The Scottish driver, from Livingston in West Lothian, was rescued uninjured after being trapped in the vehicle. Two northbound lanes of the motorway, near Shap, remain closed while the cans are cleared and the wagon recovered. A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "It's not clear quite how much beer spilled onto the carriageway, but as the vehicle was curtain-sided, it probably lost a good deal of its load. "Two lanes have been closed while the area is made safe for motorists." The Highways Agency, which assisted police with the clear-up, expects the M6 northbound to fully re-open by about 1230 GMT.