Two multi-vehicle crashes caused delays on 581 near downtown Roanoke

The two were a mile apart in the northbound lanes

ROANOKE, Va. – Drivers may have experienced some delays Friday night going north on Interstate 581.

There were two multi-vehicle crashes on 581 North, one at mile marker 0 (Elm Avenue) and the other at mile marker 1 (Orange Avenue).

Lane closures at both crashes have been lifted and the back-up that was 1.5 miles has cleared.