UPDATE: Accident cleared on I-581 North in Roanoke

POSTED: 12:08 PM EDT Jul 10, 2013    UPDATED: 01:08 PM EDT Jul 10, 2013 
Traffic backup on Interstate 581 North in downtown Roanoke on Wednesday, July 10.
ROANOKE, Va. -

The accident has been cleared.

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One lane of Interstate 581 North in downtown Roanoke is closed because of an accident.

The accident is near the Elm Avenue exit.

The right lane of I-581 North is closed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Check back soon for more updates.