Long delays for motorists as police close A1M in Yorkshire

Police have warned of long delays for motorists after closing a major Yorkshire road.

Delays on the A1M

Police in North Yorkshire are dealing with an incident on the A1M at J53 (Scotch Corner) which will 'involve delays to road users'.

-> Transport Secretary Chris Grayling caught up in train delays as he visits the NorthA spokesman said: "We are currently dealing with an incident on the A1(M) at J53 Scotch Corner, which will involve delays to road users.

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"The road is currently closed in both directions, with traffic diverted via the exit and entry sliproads. Long distance traffic going to/from the North East should consider using the A168 and A19.

"Please avoid the area and be patient - closing the road is not a decision taken lightly, but this is for the safety of all concerned."