A SERIOUS accident has taken place at Sutton Bank near Thirsk
, North Yorkshire today (Sunday, August 31), resulting in the road being closed.
North Yorkshire Police asked drivers to stay away from area while emergency services deal with the collision between a car and a motorcycle on the A170 near Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe.
The accident happened around lunchtime and the road is set to be re-opened shortly.
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The hill has a gradient of one in four - or 25 per cent in places – which also provides added difficulties to rescue efforts.
The road is closed in both directions.