Sergeant John Lumbard, from North Yorkshire Police said: "We were called just after six o'clock to a traffic accident on the A1. It's a serious accident. A car has left the road and gone into a tree.
"At the moment it's very early stages of the investigation. But we do believe the weather conditions have played a significant part in what's happened."
More top news
Paul Brand is joined by four new Parliamentary candidates for a lively debate on the economy and immigration. Watch the programme here:
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Wednesday unsavoury incident involving Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse is the latest in a long line of gob-related football controversy