Simultaneous wrecks gridlocked areas of Baton Rouge Thursday
BATON ROUGE - Traffic came to a crawl just before the evening rush Thursday because of two simultaneous incidents.
Around 1:30, all lanes of I-110 South closed near the Governor's mansion and College Drive became impassable between the Interstate and Perkins.
On I-110, southbound lanes closed at Capitol Access due to a crash involving multiple vehicles. The incident appeared to involve a semi, large dump truck and police cruiser. It caused a lengthy traffic jam into northern areas of the city.
At the same time, a train collided with a car on College Drive near Perkins Road. The road was closed since the train blocked all lanes and traffic stretched toward I-10.
The incidents hit about two hours before the evening rush and on a day when State Police were not able to issue traffic alerts because a fire at a building housing its server knocked out emails and other services, including operations at OMV locations.
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