UPDATED 2.15PM: The road has now reopened and traffic has returned to normal.


DRIVERS are being asked to avoid part of a main road after a crash.

The A19 York Road in Thirsk is currently closed northbound heavy traffic due to accident from Blakey Lane close to Thirsk Garden Centre and coffee shop to the A168.

The accident happened at about 10.30am and a diversion is in place.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they arrived at 10.38am and an officer and crew from Thirsk attended after reports of a crash involving an HGV and car.

A spokesman said: "On arrival crews found that no one was trapped and no fire service assistance was required. The incident was left in the hands of the police."