UPDATED 5.45PM: The road has been cleared and traffic has returned to normal.

AN accident has partially blocked the main road through a village.

The A170 is partially blocked at Sutton Under Whitestonecliffe near Thirsk close to the Whitestonecliffe Inn due to an accident.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the route.

It's not known if anyone has been injured at this time.

More to follow.