THE eastbound A64 was blocked near Tadcaster by a rush hour crash.

Two vehicles were involved in the accident near the junction with the A162, which caused congestion all the way back to the A1M junction.

Traffic was also queueing on the opposite carriageway, although this may have been due to drivers slowing down to look at the crash.

However, a motoristtweeted that there had also been a crash on the westbound carriageway near the Islington junction, with traffic building rapidly back to Bilbrough Top, adding: "Not a good night for the A64.".

Another motorist tweeted that all traffic was being diverted off the bypass through Tadcaster.

it is understood that the accidents have now been cleared up and the road re-opened.