10/01/2014 10:05 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Wine Spillage Closes Canadian Highway For Ten Hours (PICTURES)

If you’re partial to a tipple, look away now, for these were the terrible scenes which closed a major Canadian road for ten hours.

A truck loaded with thousands of bottles of wine collided with another vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia on Wednesday night, the Vancouver Sun reports.

The driver of the wine truck has been charged with driving without care and attention, CTV News reveals.

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Terrible scenes: Thousands of smashed bottles of wine lie strewn across the road

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All gone: The lorry shed its entire load in the accident

What a terrible, terrible waste.

In terms of tragedy, this is right up there with that time a lorry transporting jars of Branston Pickle crashed just a mile away from the village of Cheddar in October.

The irony of the incident was not lost on one resident, who told the Western Daily Press: "It’s a shame about the lorry, but we were close to seeing the ultimate serving of Cheddar and pickle.”

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