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Two dead after major accident on Interstate 581 in Roanoke

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Two people are dead after a major accident on Interstate 581 in Roanoke on Wednesday.

The accident took place around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to WVNS-TV's sister station, WDBJ-TV.

The accident involved six people.  Two have been confirmed dead, two are in the hospital, and two are not injured.

Two tractor trailers and three other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

All lanes are closed in both directions at mile marker 3 on I-581. 

Southbound traffic is being diverted off the Interstate at Exit 3, northbound traffic is being diverted at Exit 4.