York & North Yorkshire

Crash closes major road into York

A serious accident involving several vehicles caused major disruption to one of the main routes into York on Saturday.

Officers, fire and ambulance crews went to the scene on the A1036 Malton Road near the Monks Cross roundabout.

Police said there had been casualties, but they could not say how many people were injured or how seriously.

The A1036 has been closed in both directions and surrounding roads are "very congested", police added.

The accident was close to the Monks Cross shopping centre on the outskirts of York.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "This is a very busy road with a large volume of traffic, particularly on a Saturday, so there will be a lot of disruption."

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