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UPDATE: Crashes cleared on Interstate 581 in Roanoke

Emergency crews are working crashes on both the northbound and southbound side of I-581

January 09, 2013|WDBJ7 Web Staff
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. — The accident on I-581 North in Roanoke has been cleared.

The wreck on I-581 South has not been cleared yet.

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The wrecks are on both sides of Interstate 581.  One is slowing traffic on the northbound side headed toward Interstate 81.

It happened just after a separate crash on the southbound side.  A truck and car were coming off Interstate 81.

No one seems to be seriously hurt.

Traffic on Interstate 581 headed toward 81 is still slow.  And traffic on Interstate 81 near Exit 143 is also backed up in both directions.

There is no estimate on when the lanes will re-open.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the backup on I-81 at Exit 143 is about two miles.

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Multiple accidents slow traffic on I-581 in Roanoke

Emergency crews are working crashes on both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 581.

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The first crash occurred in the southbound lanes near the ramps from Interstate 81.  At least one additional crash has happened on the northbound side of the highway.

Traffic is moving slowly in that area.

One person was taken from the scene to the hospital.

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