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  • 18 miles of rolling lane closures this weekend on I-10 West

    April 21, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The inside lane on I-10 west from the Mississippi River Bridge to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will be closed starting Friday afternoon. According to DOTD, the second week of closures will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will last until 6 a.m. Monday morning. Traffic officials... more »
  • Details released of deadly, fiery crash on I-10 Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:38 PM

    PORT ALLEN – State Police released new information about a chain-reaction crash that left a central Louisiana man dead, killed when his small car was crushed by two 18-wheelers and engulfed in flames Wednesday. Ronald Allen, 26, of Alexandria, was killed. Allen's car was rear-ended by a semi then... more »
  • Jackknife cleared; La. 1 opened after morning snarl

    April 4, 2017 6:10 AM

    PORT ALLEN – LA 1 between the Intracoastal Canal and I-10 closed due to a jackknifed semi for about an hour Tuesday morning. The truck was wedged between both shoulders of the southbound lanes. Traffic was blocked headed toward Brusly and authorities had closed the ramp from I-10 to... more »
  • Reports of baby, others trapped in a series of overnight wrecks on I-10

    April 2, 2017 8:41 AM

    WHISKEY BAY – Numerous wrecks closed a stretch of I-10 through Iberville Parish and required emergency care for several people overnight. Dispatchers sent ground ambulances, a medical helicopter and numerous police to wrecks on I-10 West near Whiskey Bay around four Sunday morning. For about two hours, authorities worked... more »
  • Four hospitalized after crash that closed I-10 on the westside

    March 15, 2017 6:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Four people were hospitalized after a crash that closed eastbound lanes of I-10 outside Port Allen Wednesday. WBRZ's advanced traffic-tracking technology showed significant slowdowns in the area. The traffic was part of region-wide gridlock Wednesday. > CLICK HERE to see live traffic flow The... more »
  • I-10 reopens at Sorrento; see how crews removed interstate bridge Play Video

    March 6, 2017 9:38 AM

    SORRENTO – The closed stretch of I-10 east in Ascension Parish re-opened overnight, nearly a day ahead of schedule after a weekend-long closure so crews could make repairs to a bridge section. As scheduled, both eastbound lanes of I-10 closed at the US 61 exit Friday night. The lanes... more »
  • Not so easy afternoon commute

    February 17, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – While drivers had an easy morning commuting to the capital city on Friday, it looks like the evening commute won’t be so smooth. Just before 3 p.m., most of the traffic congestion is on I-10 eastbound concentrated around the Mississippi River Bridge. There are also slight... more »
  • LIVE UPDATES: Wednesday morning commute

    February 8, 2017 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling into capital city should expect some delays after multiple breakdowns closed lanes on I-10 and I-12 Wednesday morning. According to DOTD, around 8:15 a.m., a stalled 18-wheeler closed the center lane of I-12 at Range. Delays from this incident reached Juban Road before roads... more »
  • DOTD seeking private investors to help upgrade Interstate 10

    February 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is seeking to use a new financing method to upgrade Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area. The state Department of Transportation and Development is soliciting information from private investors willing to put up money for the roadwork. In exchange, they would get long-term payments from... more »
  • State pursues partnership to move I-10 Capital Corridor forward Play Video

    January 30, 2017 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Department of Transportation and Development announced that a Request of Information has been issued to accelerate enhancements to the I-10 Capital Corridor through a Public-Private Partnership. A Public-Private Partnership (P3) consists of a private investor providing the necessary capital for construction in exchange for long-term... more »
  • Parts of I-10 to close near Lafayette Sunday morning

    January 27, 2017 2:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Parts of I-10 will be closed Sunday near Lafayette as crews work to pull power lines across the roadway. According to DOTD, both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 will be closed for up to one hour Jan. 29 between Exit 103 and before Exit 104.... more »
  • 20-year-old woman struck, killed by vehicle on I-10

    January 22, 2017 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 20-year-old Baton Rouge woman was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning on Interstate 10. According to State Police, the crash took place around 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning on I-10 east of Highland Rd. The crash claimed the life of 20-year-old Brittany... more »
  • There goes the commute; I-10 W delays

    January 20, 2017 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are delays on I-10 West from an earlier closure at Siegen Lane. State traffic monitors reported the closure was due to vehicle recovery operations. Traffic was stopped toward Highland Road. The average speed of vehicles as of 2:15 p.m. was about 20 mph. State... more »
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for murder of roommate, charged with rape

    January 17, 2017 2:06 PM

    UPDATE : Authorities say a 44-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering hi 27-year-old roommate who lived with the suspect's ex-girlfriend is also charged with raping the ex-girlfriend. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says Viusqui Perez-Espinosa was arrested on a rape charge in November, and charges of second-degree murder and... more »
  • Severed arm found in canal along I-10 east near LaPlace

    January 5, 2017 1:43 PM

    LAPLACE – The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a severed arm found near the Reserve Canal along I-10 east near LaPlace. Deputies were called to the waterway on Dec. 29 around 8:30 a.m. after receiving a report from a fisherman who found the... more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 east lane closure postponed

    January 4, 2017 5:23 PM

    SORRENTO – State traffic officials say the planned closure of both I-10 eastbound lanes at US 61 has been postponed. According to a statement released by DOTD Wednesday, the full interstate closure was planned for Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. Crews were planned to remove the damaged section... more »
  • Overturned semi snarls traffic on I-10; lane reopened

    December 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    GRAMERCY – A box truck overturned and blocked traffic for hours between LaPlace and Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Delays reached about two miles, although drivers were slowing around LaPlace. A picture posted to the State Police Facebook page showed the semi on its side, blocking at least one... more »
  • More cable barriers will line I-10 in BR area

    December 15, 2016 5:06 PM

    RAMAH – The state continues to add miles to its cable barrier system that is designed to keep head-on collisions from happening on the state's interstate system. Monday, work will begin in Iberville Parish where the cable system will be installed between the Basin Bridge and the Grosse Tete... more »
  • Multi-car crash I-10W at Citiplace causing traffic headache

    December 15, 2016 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multi-car crash on I-10 West closed two lanes before the College Drive exit Thursday afternoon. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. DOTD officials say congestion from the incident has reached Essen Lane on I-10 and I-12. The 2 right lanes are blocked... more »
  • Right lane reopened I-10 west past Highland Road

    December 8, 2016 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The right lane of I-10 West was blocked just after the Highland Road exit due to a stalled vehicle. Traffic officials say congestion from the incident passed the exit. The lane was opened reopened just after 3:45 p.m. The right lane is blocked I-10... more »
  • City breaks ground on 'shopping bypass' boulevard Play Video

    December 7, 2016 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction will start soon on the long-awaited alternate route between I-10, the Mall of Louisiana, Perkins Rowe shopping center and Perkins Road. The city broke ground on the Paulat Boulevard project at Perkins Rowe Thursday morning. Phase 1 will include an alternate access to Perkins Rowe... more »
  • High-speed police chase down I-10 leaves behind 3 wrecks

    December 4, 2016 1:47 PM

    SORRENTO - Law enforcement officers from multiple departments were involved in a multi-parish pursuit Sunday morning. The chase started at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Baton Rouge. Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. The two suspects inside the vehicle... more »
  • Sunday holiday trek home slows interstates through Baton Rouge

    November 27, 2016 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The notorious Sunday trek home from the Thanksgiving holiday has started. Slowdowns started before 11 o'clock Sunday morning and will likely last most of the afternoon. Traffic monitors warned drivers to expect delays on all interstates in the city - I-10, I-110 and I-12. Baton... more »
  • Southern, Grambling fans encounter Bayou Classic traffic on I-10

    November 25, 2016 5:00 PM

    LAPLACE - Traffic slowed across the Bonnet Carre Spillway as Southern and Grambling fans drove into New Orleans. All day, state traffic monitors warned of slowdowns to New Orleans. The Bayou Classic is Saturday. Ten-mile long traffic jams were causing heavy delays on I-10 between Baton Rouge and... more »
  • Crash prompts I-10 closure Thursday morning

    November 24, 2016 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The holiday wasn't immune to traffic troubles; I-10 closed for a portion of the morning after a crash near Ward Creek. People reported on traffic apps there was a wreck on both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The westbound wreck was more severe - causing a... more »
  • Lane closure on I-10 east on Bonnet Carre' Spillway this weekend

    November 17, 2016 4:36 PM

    ST CHARLES PARISH – Drivers planning on taking I-10 eastbound to New Orleans this weekend should expect delays. DOTD announced Thursday that the right eastbound lane of I-10 will be closed on the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway this weekend for a bridge inspection. The closures will last from 6 a.m.... more »
  • Deputy Nick Tullier arrives at TX rehab hospital Play Video

    November 16, 2016 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound I-10 closed at the Essen exit Wednesday morning as authorities escorted an ambulance to the airport. The ambulance was transporting injured sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier to the airport where he will fly to a rehabilitation hospital in Texas. The move to Texas is welcomed good... more »
  • Lanes open following accident near I-10 west at College Drive exit

    November 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multicar crash on I-10 west blocked two lanes near the College Drive exit just before noon Friday. The crash happened around 11:51 a.m. just before the College Drive exit. Lanes opened around 12: 45 a.m. Photos from the scene showed multiple cars stopped or pulled... more »
  • Lanes reopen on I-10 east after accident near Sorrento

    November 4, 2016 1:31 PM

    SORRENTO – All lanes are open following an accident near US 61 that blocked the left lane of I-10 East near Sorrento Friday afternoon. The accident happened just after 12 p.m. Friday. DOTD officials say that congestion from the incident has reached three miles in length. Preliminary sources... more »
  • RV fire slows traffic on I-10 Tuesday

    October 25, 2016 2:15 PM

    GONZALES - A large camper fire closed lanes of I-10 in Ascension Parish after lunch Tuesday. Twitter user @jonsmith4040 shared a picture of an older-model RV engulfed in flames. The fire seemed to have burned up the entire front part of the camper but smoke was pouring from either... more »
  • Multiple car accident closes lane on I-10 WB

    October 21, 2016 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Friday morning as the right lane is blocked on I-10 westbound at the Pecue Overpass due to an accident involving three cars. The delay from this incident has reached Highland Road. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring... more »
  • Location proposed for new Washington Street exit Play Video

    October 19, 2016 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Conceptual drawings presented Wednesday show where state transportation officials hope to build a new Washington Street exit near Interstate 10. The proposed exit would actually begin on I-110 south just after the Government Street exit and end on Terrace Avenue a few blocks short of Washington Street. ... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB, heavy traffic for six miles

    October 5, 2016 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Wednesday morning, the right lane was blocked on I-10 eastbound at Perkins Road due to a breakdown. Right lane blocked due to breakdown on I-10 E @ Perkins — WBRZ Traffic (@WBRZtraffic) October 5, 2016 ... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB and LA 1 SB

    October 4, 2016 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound and and LA 1 southbound. There were three accidents in the area Tuesday morning, causing heavy delays The delay from these incidents remain to Siegen Lane on I-10 westbound. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the... more »
  • Grass fire, wreck slow traffic Monday

    October 3, 2016 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grass fire and some vehicle crashes slowed the lunchtime commute through the city Monday. First, I-110 Southbound was closed following a crash just before lunch. Traffic quickly started backing up toward downtown exits. The wreck was outside the view of traffic cameras, but cameras showed... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB on Mississippi River Bridge

    October 3, 2016 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Monday morning, the two right lanes were blocked on I-10 westbound at the top of the Mississippi River Bridge due to an accident. The delay from this incident remains to Essen Lane. News 2's Ashley... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB on MS River Bridge

    October 3, 2016 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Monday morning, there was a breakdown blocking the left lane on I-10 eastbound just beyond the I-110 split on the Mississippi River Bridge. The delay from this incident remains to LA 415. BREAKDOWN: Left lane... more »
  • D'Iberville man killed while seeking help after car trouble

    October 1, 2016 3:10 PM

    PASCAGOULA - A 50-year-old D'Iberville man has been killed on Interstate 10. Jackson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jason Moody told The Sun Herald that it appears the man was hit as he tried to flag down help after experiencing car trouble. The victim in the early Saturday morning accident was... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 29, 2016 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Thursday morning, the two right lanes are closed on I-10 westbound on the Mississippi River Bridge due to an accident. ACCIDENT: two right lanes blocked on I-10 W @ MS River Bridge, Delay to 10/12 split... more »
  • DOTD pursues design-build contract for I-10 expansion project

    September 28, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – DOTD has announced plans to move forward with the widening of seven miles of I-10 between Highland Road and LA 73 in Ascension Parish by pursing a design-build contract. On Wednesday, DOTD issued a Notice of Intent seeking a design-build firm to widen the section of... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 23, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Friday morning, an accident blocked the left and center lanes of I-10 westbound after College Drive. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring traffic. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB

    September 22, 2016 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Thursday morning, the right lane was blocked on I-10 eastbound at Acadian due to an accident involving multiple vehicles. The delay from this incident remains at LA 415 and I-110 South at Capitol Access. News 2's... more »

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