A serious two vehicle collision involving a police car has left the A9 closed in both directions between Invergordon and Kildary.
The incident is believed to have occurred just north of Delny around 3pm this afternoon.
Police were called around 3.05pm to the incident followed by the fire service and ambulance.
Two fire appliances have been sent to the scene – one from Dornoch and one from Inverness.
Diversions are are currently in place with motorists being advised to avoid the area if possible and use alternative routes.