Motorists are being urged to avoid the M62 motorway at Selby following a major crash involving five vehicles this morning.
A number of police cars and ambulances are in attendance between J35 and J34, near Eggborough and Great Heck.
An air ambulance has also been spotted in the vicinity.
A couple have been charged in relation to the operation of a waste site in Great Heck, North Yorkshire.
The Environment Agency say Stewart Adrian Wagstaff, 54, and Janice Evelyn Wagstaff, 52, of Templar Close, Whitely, Goole, each face seven charges relating to environmental permitting regulations.
The Environment Agency has set aside money to pay for cleaning up a mound of rotting rubbish at a tip in North Yorkshire at risk of causing serious pollution.
People living near the site in Great Heck near Selby said they were being made physically sick by the smell of the 10,000 tonnes of rubbish. The Environment Agency made arrests last month as part of their investigation into the tip. Selby Council will also help to pay for the site to be cleared.