A MULTI-VEHICLE crash on the A64 caused tail backs on the dual carriageway and into York earlier today.

Highways England warned drivers of long delays, and urged them to approach the area with care, after the accident near the junction with the A19 late this morning.

One lane was closed on the eastbound carriageway between the Askham Bar A1036 junction and the A19 but has now reopened.

Fire crews who were called to the accident said they made the scene safe, and three people suffered minor injuries.

The scene was cleared by around 1.30pm, and the road is now fully open again.