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Holiday traffic jam stretches for miles

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Thursday, July 02 2015 Jul 2, 2015 July 02, 2015 3:24 PM July 02, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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.

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