Closure lifted on major motorway following accident near Harrogate

Traffic was affected between Boston spa and Wetherby.
Traffic was affected between Boston spa and Wetherby.

A busy motorway near Harrogate is again open to drivers following an early morning accident, which ground traffic to a halt on the northbound carriageway.

Highways England has confirmed online that the A1 (M), between Junctions 45 and 46, is now clear after a single vehicle accident.

The scene was cleared by the West Yorkshire Police Road Police Unit and traffic officers while the remains of the vehicle involved recovered. Lane three was originally closed before traffic was held.