Two drivers have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on a major north-east road.
Police were called at 4.49pm and headed to the scene on the southbound carriageway of the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road near Laurencekirk.
Three fire engines were also sent to attend to the incident.
The road was closed for around two hours, while the two drivers were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the vehicles were recovered.
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A police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to a two-car road traffic crash on the southbound carriageway of the A90 at Laurencekirk around 4.49pm today.
“The road is now clear, and the vehicles have been recovered.
“Both drivers were taken to ARI to be checked over.”
A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “We are in attendance at the incident after being called out at 5.07pm, and we are dealing with two casualties.”