THE York ring road has reopened after it was closed this morning due to an overturned tractor.

Emergency services were called to the incident on the A1237 at around 10.45am and North Yorkshire Police reported that the road was shut in both directions between the Haxby and New Earswick roundabouts. 

It caused long delays on the approach to the incident.

The road reopened just before midday. 

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police added: "No other vehicle involved. The driver suffered some bruising."