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Last modified: 10 April 2021 at 02:21pm

UPDATE: 2.10pm - the road has now re-opened and traffic is starting to move slowly.

The A171 Whitby to Scarborough road is currently blocked in both directions following a two-vehicle collision at Pond Hill at 11.10am today (Saturday 10 April).
One of the cars, a grey Hyundai i30, ended up on its roof. The occupants of the Hyundai or the red Citroen C1 were not seriously injured.
The road has been closed while the emergency services work at the scene and the vehicles are recovered.
Cars caught up in the tail backs are being turned around. The weather conditions are described as wintry.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area until further notice.
Witnesses to collision are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference NYP-10042021-0131.
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