The A64 west-bound will remain closed until this afternoon, following an accident involving a lorry

It happened near Tadcaster, at around 4.30am.

The driver escaped unhurt.

Photograph: Station manager Tony Walker‏ @sierra18NY

Highways England said the HGV was travelling east when it crashed through the central reservation – before overturning on the eastbound carriageway.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area.