Several people have been injured in a serious road incident.
Two vehicles were involved in the collision on the A711 Dumfries to Dalbeattie road at the Long Wood area at around 5pm today.
One person has been taken to hospital and a number of others sustained cuts and bruises. Precise numbers and the full extent of their injuries have not been released.
Diversions are in place and the road is expected to remain closed for an extended period of time to allow investigations to be carried out.
Police have advised motorists to avoid the area if possible and to find an alternative route.
Witnesses to the crash have been asked to contact police in Dumfries.