Crash shuts A64 in both directions outside York

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash that’s shut the A64 both ways.

The A64 is currently closed with slow traffic due to an accident between Towthorpe Moor Lane and the Hopgrove roundabout.

The road has been closed since about 2.30pm today.

Police have extended the closure to the Hopgrove roundabout to stop traffic joining the original closure near the earlier crash and are asking people to avoid the area.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they were called out at about 2.24pm to Hazelbush Lane and that the crash involved a car and a Transit van. 

A service spokesman said the occupants of both vehicles had been pulled from the vehicles by members of the public and they were taken to hospital by road ambulance, but that the impact of the collision caused the car to catch fire. Crews extinguished the fire and made the scene safe. 

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