9.30AM: The road has now reopened.

THE A64 is closed one way after an accident.

The road is currently closed Westbound with heavy traffic due to accident investigation work from the A1237 at the Copmanthorpe roundabout in York to the A659 Tadcaster turn off. 

The road has been closed since 12.30am following an earlier accident involving a car.

Traffic is also queuing on the opposite carriageway due to onlookers.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they were called to the scene at about 11.52pm and crews from Tadcaster, Acomb and York attended a single vehicle road traffic collision.

A spokesman said: "Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to allow ambulance crews access to the passenger inside of the vehicle."