THE A64 was closed in both directions following a crash this morning.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "This was reported at 5.55am today and was a minor, single vehicle collision involving a grey VW Transporter van on the A64 Malton bypass between the B1257 and the B1248.

"The driver appeared uninjured but was taken by ambulance to hospital for a precautionary check-up.

"The central barrier was slightly damaged and the road was closed temporarily. It was fully reopened at 6.38am."