A CAR fire is causing heavy traffic on the A64 tonight.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene of the fire in a lay-by on the eastbound carriageway close to Middlethorpe.

It is not yet clear whether anyone was injured in the fire. Police and the fire service have yet to comment.

Traffic is moving very slowly, but the road has not been closed.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible, or expect delays.