Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:48 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Aug 29, 2014 3:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- The nightmare drive through the state's capital has begun; starting earlier than usual for many drivers Friday.
State traffic cameras show I-10 is clogged heading over the Mississippi River. Congestion builds near the bridge and is slow, if not stopped in a few areas, to Siegen Lane. Eastbound is not much better, although it is moving through the city. Traffic was at a halt for some of the afternoon in Port Allen where there was a vehicle blocking lanes. Congestion reached to at least Highway 415.
Numerous surface streets in Baton Rouge had heavy traffic, too.
The weather, both LSU and SU fans headed to out-of-town games and holiday travel are likely to blame. Monday is a day off of work for many people. LSU opens its season in Houston Saturday and SU is in Lafayette.