Update 5:30 AM: The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed Highway 15 from County Road 355 into the city.
MoDot recommends taking Route T to Route E.
Crews are working a major gas line pipe fire in Mexico this (Sunday) morning.
The fire started just after 3, and is in the north side of Mexico on Highway 15, some reports are that traffic poles are also on fire.
Authorities are asking people to avoid the area as they work to put out the blaze.
No injuries are being reported.
No other details are available at this time stay tuned to KXEO news as this is a breaking news story.