A1 reopens northbound after accident while A66 passable with care

An accident on the A66. Photo: Cumbria Police.

Police have urged drivers to think twice before taking to the roads tonight following a number of accidents on the A66 and A1.

Fresh snow falls mean conditions on the roads are very poor, officers from North Yorkshire Police say.

The A1 has now reopened northbound at junction 50 at Ripon following an earlier collision.

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Police said there were multiple vehicles involved and one vehicle was on fire.

Incidents further north between Leeming and Scotch Corner have also been reported.

There have been several crashes on the A66 trans-Pennine route this afternoon, but Highways England says the road is passable with care.

It is understood a police car is among the vehicles that has slid off the road on the A66.