It happened at 7:48 a.m. this morning and involved a single vehicle, North Yorkshire Police said. He urged motorists to stay clear and said the driver and passengers of the vehicle were “thought to have serious injuries, but not fatalities.”
He tweeted: “Traffic is slow in both directions in the area.
“Southbound traffic queues at J49 A1M. “
He added, “The investigative work (is) still going on right now and we continue to run all remaining traffic before the scene. “
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Inrix reported that traffic was lining up for about four miles after the crash on one of the county’s major national highways.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘Emergency services are at the scene of a serious collision on the A1. The incident occurred at 7:48 am today and involved a single vehicle.
The driver and passengers of the vehicle are said to be seriously injured, but not life threatening, the force added.
“Anyone who has witnessed the incident is urged to contact the police. Dial 101, press 1 and transmit the information to the force control room. “
Many people stuck in the longtails expressed their frustration on Twitter while others asked Highways England when it was likely to be cleaned up.
One of them wrote: “No sign indicating when it will be cleaned!” ? Currently sitting in the road closure.
They added, “I’m just roasting and (have) been stuck in traffic for over an hour. “