A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a one-vehicle crash on the AWPR.
Emergency crews were called to the Stonehaven junction of the A90 city bypass at around 2.20pm.
Three fire engines – from Stonehaven, Altens and North Anderson Drive – were sent to the scene, and firefighters used hydraulic cutting gear to free the man from the silver Mercedes C Class he was driving.
He was then taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.
The road southbound was closed for a number of hours between its Cleanhill and Stonehaven junctions.
Police are asking witnesses or people who may have dashcam footage of the crash to come forward.
Sergeant Colin Matheson, from the North East Road Policing Unit, said: “Inquiries into the circumstances of the collision are at an early stage, and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed it or saw the silver Mercedes prior to the incident to contact us.
“I would appeal to anyone who may have stopped at the scene, and who has not yet passed their details to police, to contact us.
“I would also ask anyone who has any other information, including any dash cam footage from around this time, to contact police on 101 using reference number 2050 of August 6.”