A171 re-opened after crash

The A171 is open this morning after a crash yesterday
The A171 is open this morning after a crash yesterday

The main road connecting Scarborough and Whitby is open after an accident shut off the A171 last night.

Emergency services were called to the accident at around 4.40pm yesterday (July 6).

A full road closure was implemented by police while paramedics were in attendance and the road was cleared.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said: "The collision involved a White Citroen DS4, a blue Vauxhall Zafira and a white Volvo truck.

"No serious injuries were sustained and the road was opened at 8pm."

Many found it difficult to make their journey home as severe rain caused flooding on the moor roads between Pickering and Whitby.