Lorry and car crash leads to closure of A1(M) near Thirsk
Emergency services were called to the incident – where a car collided with a lorry and the central reservation – at around 5.50 am.
The crash was just prior to the motorway’s junction 49 (Dishforth), and closed two of the road’s three lanes for over two hours as the scene was cleared.
Thankfully, no one involved in the incident was seriously hurt.
There were severe delays for commuters travelling between J48 and J49 whilst lanes were closed, but the emergency services and National Highways cleared and reopened the road by 7.45 am.
National Highways said: “All vehicles involved in the earlier collision have now been recovered from the scene. Traffic officers have cleared debris and spillages with all lanes now open. There are residual delays of less than 10 minutes on the approach.”
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “North Yorkshire Police were called to a collision on the A1 northbound carriageway prior to junction 49 (Dishforth) at around 5.50 am on 31 March 2023.
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“It involved a car that collided with a lorry and the central reservation.
“The ambulance service attended the scene, however, no serious injuries were reported.
“Two lanes of the motorway were closed while emergency services dealt with the collision.”
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