The A1 is currently closed in both directions near Brompton on Swale following a collision which has resulted in power cables lying across both carriageways.
The collision was reported to North Yorkshire Police just after 1pm today (24 January 2012) and involves a single vehicle which has hit a pole at the side of the north-bound carriageway resulting in the pole leaning across the road and power cables lying across both carriageways and the central barrier.
The road is closed in both directions at Scotch Corner and the turnoff to Catterick Garrison with diversions in place. The road is expected to remain closed for approximately and one-and-a-half hours to allow the cables to be made safe.
The driver of the car was uninjured.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.