Tailbacks have been caused after two separate collisions on a busy commuter road.
Part of the A90 has been blocked heading northbound after the incidents between Muchalls and Stonehaven.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.30pm.
Four vehicles crashed heading north while another went off the road on the southbound lane.
Motorists have been told to avoid the area by police.
One lane on the northbound carriageway is now open.
No one was injured.