A man and a teenage girl have suffered "serious injuries" after a school bus crash.
Fire crews are still working to release them following the two-bus crash in Epping and specialist cutting equipment is being used, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said.
The man is trapped on one of the buses and the teenage girl is trapped on the other, the fire service added.
Essex Police said they were called to Epping Road at 4.27pm following reports of a crash between a school bus and local bus near the junction with Coopersale Common Road.
In a statement, police said: "Fire and ambulance crews are also on scene and are dealing with a number of casualties. Two people were trapped and are believed to have serious injuries."
The road has been closed at The Plain, Epping and at Woodside, and traffic is currently being diverted through Thornwood, police said.