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A1(M) closed Southbound at junction 46-45: drivers warned to avoid area

Police are asking drivers to avoid the A1(M) Southbound between junctions 46 and 45 - Wetherby and Boston Spa - due to a serious accident.

Three people were trapped in the crash involving two HGVs just before 3am this morning. Fire crews cut them from the vehicles using hydraulic equipment.

Appliances from Wetherby, Tadcaster and Stanks attended with the Technical Rescue Unit from Cleckheaton and a heavy rescue pump also from Tadcaster.

The road is expected to be closed until later this morning.


Delays after train derailed near Goole

Rail passengers are being warned that the derailment of a freight train near Goole last night will cause delays throughout today and until late this evening. The train derailed at Goole Potters Grange Junction and there are replacement buses getween Goole and Doncaster.

Trains to Sheffield which usually run via Goole will be diverted via Selby and trains from Sheffield towards Hull will run at a reduced speed through the area. A train shuttle service will run between Hull and Goole will connect with buses to and from Doncaster.

Spring Bank West to reopen early

Hull City Council and Network Rail have announced that Spring Bank West is now expected to reopen this afternoon as the work to replace the rail bridge has been completed slightly earlier than expected.

I’d once again like to thank road users and residents of Spring Bank West for their patience during these essential works. They were necessary in order to provide a reliable freight route from Hull docks to the rest of the rail network. Rail freight is essential to support the economy and to keep lorries off the roads. The bridge is designed to last for 125 years and should not require any major maintenance for the next 25 years.

– Network Rail


Travel: Delays on East Coast trains

Delays on all East Coast trains north of Doncaster Credit: PA

All East Coast services north of Doncaster are having to run at reduced speed because of high winds, adding up to 60 minutes to journey times.

This will continue until 2pm today.

In addition, trains going through Peterborough are disrupted due to planned engineering works, so passengers are being advised to travel only if their journey is absolutely necessary.

East Coast said: "Ticket restrictions have been lifted today so passengers can travel at any time. Passengers may also travel tomorrow, but services are expected to be busy."

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