A MAIN road near York was blocked for several hours last night by a serious crash.

The accident happened on the A166 York to Stamford Bridge road near Dunnington, which re-opened at just before 10pm.

Traffic Constable Mark Patterson tweeted that he was currently at the scene of a 'serious' road traffic collision, adding that a witness appeal would follow later.

North Yorkshire Police's forensic collision investigation unit tweeted that it was in attendance at the scene.

The Press asked North Yorkshire Police today for details on the accident last night but they declined to comment.