Holiday traffic jam stretches for miles
BATON ROUGE - A traffic jam caused by a flood of holiday drivers stretched for miles past the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon.
The Department of Transportation and Development said the congestion on I-10 East was backed up for nine miles past the Lobdell exit at LA-415 as of 3:15 p.m., and only thinned out past Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.
The holiday traffic packed that portion of the interstate since mid-morning Thursday, according to DOTD.
Drivers were asked to use the US 190 bridge until the congestion cleared.