Police, fire and ambulance crews are at an accident that has closed the A19 near York.
The crash took place near the Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel on Shipton Road. Reports say an HGV has collided with a car.
Fire crews are using cutting gear to rescue a female passenger.
Police are asking motorists to avoid the area, and buses are being diverted:
RTC alert ????
We are currently dealing with an RTC outside the Mercure Hotel #Skelton. We’ve unfortunately had to close the road whilst emergency services deal. Diversions are in place. Avoid the area if possible.
— NYP Control Room (@NYPControlRoom) February 28, 2020
— North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau (@NYTrafficBureau) February 28, 2020
— North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (@NorthYorksFire) February 28, 2020
Urgent Update – A19 closed at Skelton due to accident. Buses diverting via bypass. This will cause delays to 1730 and 1745 services. Updates to follow.
— Reliance Buses (@Reliancebus) February 28, 2020