DRIVERS are being urged to avoid Pool-in-Wharfedale following a crash.

Multiple vehicles are believed to have been involved in the accident on the A658, near Pool Bridge, this afternoon.

North Yorkshire Police Traffic Constable David Minto, posting on his Twitter account, warned of 'gridlocked' traffic.

He added: "Currently dealing with RTC at #PoolBridge.

"Please avoid the area - #A658 closed at garage and traffic re-routed."