A64 crash: North Yorkshire road closed for investigation work

The A64 is closed for investigation work Credit: NYP

Motorists have faced hours of delays on one of the main roads through North Yorkshire following a serious early hours crash.

The A64 was closed in both directions between the A659 near Tadcaster and the A1237 at Copmanthorpe following a collision near Bilbrough Top Services at 1.20am on Monday.

A National Highways spokesperson said: "North Yorkshire Police remain in attendance and are carrying out detailed investigation work which is likely to remain ongoing until this afternoon. Once investigation work is complete, clear up and recovery will take place." 

In an update at 11am, North Yorkshire Police said the road would be likely to stay closed until 3pm.

Diversions were in place, as follows:

Eastbound: Drivers travelling towards the A64 from the A1M are advised to stay on the A1M and exit at J47 then take the A59 eastbound. They should then continue until they reach the A1237, then head southbound to rejoin the A64 near Copmanthorpe.

Westbound: Drivers should exit the A64 onto the A1237 and continue for approximately five miles to the roundabout with the A59, then take the first exit onto the A59 and continue for around 15 miles to the junction with the A168. They should continue on the A168 to rejoin the A1M at J44 or the re-join the A64 westbound.

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