Crash blocks major North Yorkshire road

The A1M near Thirsk as emergency services responded to the incident. Photograph: National Highways

A crash is causing significant problems on the A1(M) this morning (Friday).

Traffic was briefly held after the collision in the Boroughbridge stretch of the motorway.

Two lanes of the northbound carriageway are shut between Junction 48 (the A6055 turnoff to Boroughbridge) and Junction 49 (A168 Thirsk).

It is taking about 30 minutes to get through. The National Highways website estimates it will be clear by 8.15am.

The AA reports: “Queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to crash on A1(M) Northbound from J48 A6055 (Boroughbridge) to J49 A168 (Thirsk / Dishforth).

“Lanes two and three (of three) remain closed after traffic was stopped for around fifteen minutes. “