Emergency services went to the scene of a crash involving several vehicles on a main York road this morning (Thursday).
It was on the A64 between Copmanthorpe and the Fulford interchange.
Witnesses said there were as many as five cars involved.
At 8.59am, North Yorkshire Police said: “We’re currently at the scene of a collision on the A64 between the Fulford interchange and Copmanthorpe.
“Traffic is building up on the westbound carriage way so motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and and find alternative routes.”
Police, fire crews and ambulance all went to the incident, which National Highways Yorkshire said involved multiple vehicles.
At 9.52am, National Highways reported: “Recovery and clear up is complete and lane 2 (of 2) has reopened on the A64 westbound between the A19 and A1036 near York following the earlier collision.
“Traffic is flowing freely and residual delays are clearing.
“Thanks for your patience”
Traffic was very congested on the A64 from Askham Bar to beyond the Fulford interchange during the rush hour.
Queues also stretched along on the A19, stretching south past Crockey Hill before the road reopened.