UPDATE: Traffic is now slowly moving on Highway 247.


Highway 247 at the new Highway 96 overpass is closed in both directions right now because of a serious accident.

Lt. Brian Blanton with the Houston County Sheriff's Office says traffic had to be stopped because a Life Flight helicopter is on its way to the scene.

Blanton says a Toyota Tacoma rear-ended a wrecker and the accident impacted both north and southbound lanes of the road.

The person in the Tacoma was being extracted from the car just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Blanton says drivers should avoid the area if possible.

Once the Life Flight gets in, it will take longer before all lanes of traffic re-open, Blanton said.