Traffic is backed up both ways on Highway 24 in Monroe County near County Road 583 due to a motor vehicle accident.

A motor vehicle accident, occuring on Highway 24, near Monroe County Road 583, at 1:24 p.m. has blocked all traffic in both directions. Traffic is being diverted back into Monroe City or down Route W into Ralls County.

Fuel leakage has been noted in the roadway, Monroe City Fire Department and Monroe City Ambulance District are responding. Unknown injuries at this time. The motor vehicle accident has reported a tractor trailer and a vehicle.