Overturned tanker blocking North Yorkshire road – Avoid, say police

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An overturned tanker is blocking the A1M in North Yorkshire today (Wednesday).

The collision has happened at J42, the Selby Fork interchange, and it is blocking both lanes.

The closure reaches J41 for the M62. There’s congestion to routes through Fairburn, Brotherton and Darrington as traffic diverts.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Overturned tanker A1 J42 South Milford which is blocking both lanes.

“Due to potential hazardous material leaking from the vehicle, if you are caught in traffic on the A1 please stay in your vehicles and keep windows closed while officers deal with the situation.

“Motorists who were planning to travel along this section of the A1 are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.”