One person has been cut free from a vehicle on the busiest road through the Mearns following a crash.
Two cars collided on the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen road near North Water Bridge – at the border between Angus and Aberdeenshire – at about 4pm.
Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene.
Two men suffered minor injuries in the crash.
A third person was cut free from one of the vehicles by firefighters. Their condition is not currently known.
Fire and rescue teams used hydraulic cutting gear, a hose reel jet, small tools and a trauma bag on arrival
The road is closed southbound.
A fire and rescue spokeswoman said three appliances – two from Brechin and one from Laurencekirk – were sent to the scene.
She added: “We sent three appliances. The call came in at 3.59pm and the stop message came in at 5.12pm.”
A police spokeswoman said: “Two men suffered minor injuries. A third is being cut free from the car. The road is closed at present.”
A diversion is in place via the A937 Laurencekirk to Marykirk road.
Traffic Scotland warned motorists to “expect delays”.
The organisation posted: “The A90 Southbound is closed at Laurencekirk due to a road traffic incident.
“Motorists are advised to use an alternative route at this time and allow extra time for their journey.”
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) December 23, 2019