THE A59 just outside Skipton on the Broughton side is currently closed due to a serious collision.

Police are warning motorists to find alternative routes.  There is no access to the A59 from the A65/A59 roundabout or via the A6069 Broughton Road  junction. 

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said at 12.44pm today (Monday): "There is no vehicle access between the roundabout of the A59/A629/A65 and the junction just next to that for the A6069/A59 . The A59 won't be able to be accessible from Gargrave - on Gargrave Road.

"Please note that HGV above 14.9ft cannot drive up the A682 Hellifield to Gisburn as there is a height restriction on the bridge there. The road may need to stay closed for several hours, so please find other routes."