Part of the A19 in North Yorkshire has been closed after an accident tonight (Wednesday 5th January)
The Southbound carriageway between the A684 at Ellerbeck and the A61 at Thirsk is shut.
A heavy goods vehicle has struck the central reservation and requires recovery.
Police and National Highways Traffic Officers and contractors are on scene.
Avoid the area.
The central reservation barrier has been heavily damaged in the incident.
Emergency repairs will be required to the barrier before the road can be opened again.
A diversion is available and is marked out with a hollow circle symbol on local road signs.
Traffic is instructed to exit the A19 southbound at Ellerbeck and take the A684 westbound to Northallerton.
In Northallerton join the A168 southbound towards Thirsk.
Re-join the A19 at the Thirsk junction.