Snow causes three-car smash on A59

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Drifting snow caused a three-vehicle crash on the main A59 Clitheroe to Skipton road at Sawley Brow on Sunday morning.

Police closed the road for two hours and traffic backed up while

paramedics and fire and rescue crews dealt with the collision involving two Ford Fiesta cars and a Toyota Yaris.

One of the cars was more seriously damaged than the others and debris was strewn about the road, but luckily no-one was seriously hurt.

The road remained closed because of the danger of drifting snow up to a foot deep, and a snowplough from the county highways department had to make several passes along the road before it could be reopened.