The A1 has cleared after an accident between Scotch Corner and Catterick caused long delays.
The collision occurred on the southbound carriageway.
The accident involved a lorry and a car.
There were ten-mile tailbacks on the southbound carriageway and congestion on the northbound lanes too.
There was also congestion on the A66 eastbound approaching Scotch Corner.
Police advised motorists to avoid the A1 if possible.
Collision A1 south bound between Scotch Corner and Catterick standstill traffic please avoid if possible
— NYP Richmond Police (@RichmondSNT) August 17, 2017