Two people have been injured in a two-car crash near Huntly.
The accident happened at about 7.30am on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road.
Paramedics were in attendance with the duo taken to hospital.
The extent of their injuries is not known.
An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call at 8am today to attend a road traffic collision.
“We transported one female patient to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and one female patient to Dr Gray’s Hospital.”
A police spokesman said: “We were made aware of a crash involving two cars on the A96 near Huntly around 7.30am on Tuesday January 5.
“Two people have been passed into the care of the ambulance service and were to be taken to hospital.”
A road closure had been put in place, however, the route was fully reopened by 9.40am.
A fire service spokesman said firefighters were not requested to attend.
A96 Huntly – Inverurie – Accident, All lanes closed in both directions has been cleared. #TSIncident
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) January 5, 2021