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UPDATE: Accident cleared on I-581 North in Roanoke

Published On: Jul 10 2013 12:08:33 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 10 2013 01:08:16 PM EDT
Traffic backup on Interstate 581 North in downtown Roanoke on Wednesday, July 10.

Melissa Gaona/WDBJ7

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.