FOUR PEOPLE WERE injured in a major road accident on the A96 near Lhanbryde this afternoon.
An air ambulance joined police, fire and ambulance crews at the accident with reports that two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.
Both lanes of the main Elgin to Aberdeen route were closed with local diversions in place – westbound traffic was being routed via the B9015 and B9013 while eastbound was being directed via the Lhanbryde/Garmouth road then the B9015.
Cutting gear was in use to free at least four people in the two cars involved, with a Police Scotland spokesman saying: “Four people are injured but we do not know the extent of their injuries, local diversions are in place and we advise motorists to avoid the area.”
A Scottish Ambulance spokesman added: “We have four road ambulances and an air ambulance in attendance.”