Two motorists have been injured in a two-car smash on the A92 Stonehaven to Montrose road.
The collision, at the Gourdon turn-off, happened at about 5.40pm.
Emergency services, including fire crews, arrived at the scene a short time later.
Two appliances, from Laurencekirk and Inverbervie, were called to the crash site.
Twelve firefighters helped to make the scene safe and left the area just after 6pm.
Paramedics are currently treating two men for injuries, which are believed to be minor.
The northbound carriageway is blocked but traffic is flowing as normal southbound.
Police are currently directing traffic and have warned drivers to expect delays.