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The Friday traffic fiasco has arrived

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Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:48 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Aug 29, 2014 3:48 PM
Source: WBRZ

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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.

Click HERE for the WBRZ Traffic Center. Watch live traffic updates on WBRZ News 2 at 4 and 5.
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