An overturned van in west Watford has caused chaos this afternoon.

The Volkswagen transporter crashed into the fence outside The Westfield Academy and is currently on its side.

Police were called at 2.09pm and the whole of Tolpits Lane has been closed.

Firefighters, police and paramedics are on the scene. A man was assessed by paramedics but was not injured.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said staff from the school are helping children leave the premises.

The vehicle needs to be recovered and the Highways Agency has been called.