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  • Classic car falls from truck, blocks part of I-10 Thursday evening Play Video

    December 7, 2017 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – What appears to have been a classic car dating to the 40s or earlier fell off the truck hauling it and blocked part of I-10 Thursday evening. The car slid into traffic just before 5 o'clock in the middle, westbound lane of the interstate over the... more »
  • Expect heavy traffic Sunday through Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 26, 2017 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect westbound delays on I-10 through Baton Rouge Sunday. Following Wednesday's eastbound gridlock, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is typically gridlock as drivers leave the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas, headed west. The state warned of expected day-long congestion earlier Sunday morning. CLICK HERE to... more »
  • Driver found guilty in deadly, fiery crash will be re-sentenced

    November 15, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One of two drivers convicted in a drunken road-rage crash on the interstate four years ago that left five people dead will need to be re-sentenced, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. David Leger was originally sentenced to eight years in prison following the 2013 crash... more »
  • I-10 west reopens from BR to Lafayette after morning of delays Play Video

    November 15, 2017 11:24 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 west at Henderson. The diversion at LA 415 is no longer in effect. Congestion is approaching College Drive. BATON ROUGE – A closure of I-10 West on the far western side of the basin has trickled into gridlock through downtown Baton... more »
  • Two truckers dead in pileup involving 4 big rigs on I-10 Play Video

    October 30, 2017 6:46 AM

    GROSSE TETE – Four semis were involved in a nasty crash on I-10 near the West Baton Rouge/Iberville parish line early Monday morning. The crash left two people dead and closed I-10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge for hours – until lunchtime. State Police identified the deceased as... more »
  • Large crash scene blocks most of I-10 MS River bridge

    October 19, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple vehicles are involved in a crash in the middle of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge. As many as six vehicles - two of them 18-wheelers - could be involved, sources told WBRZ. State traffic cameras showed no traffic passing westbound, out of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Family: Child killed on I-10 wanted to be a hero, will be as an organ donor Play Video

    September 28, 2017 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The 5-year-old killed in a chain-reaction crash when an 18-wheeler plowed into stopped traffic on I-10 earlier this week will live on as an organ donor family members told WBRZ. Xander Cruz Benoit, 5, had been in the hospital since Tuesday afternoon and was declared dead... more »
  • WBRZ suggests stronger safety measures on I-10, La. DOTD agrees to consider more signage Play Video

    September 27, 2017 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In an afternoon conference call with the WBRZ Investigative Unit, the state's traffic czar agreed to look into new ways to warn drivers of gridlock on I-10 approaching Baton Rouge. The call with La. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson came a day after a handful... more »
  • Trucker implicated in pileup, death of 5-year-old booked into jail

    September 26, 2017 5:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN – A small child has died days after a five to seven-vehicle pileup on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, according to authorities. The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says 5-year-old Xander Cruz died Thursday morning, days after the crash on I-10 East just before the Mississippi River... more »
  • I-10 widening project into Ascension starts in early 2018 Play Video

    August 10, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Construction on the next phase to widen I-10 into Ascension Parish from East Baton Rouge will begin in early 2018. DOTD announced it hired James Construction Group to do the work. Designs call for three lanes in each direction from Highland Road to La. 73.... more »
  • Lane closures next week for extensive repairs to I-10, I-12

    July 7, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews will do extensive patchwork to I-10 and I-12 through Baton Rouge and into Livingston Parish over the next week. DOTD announced lane closures for the work Friday morning. Closures begin later in the evening, Friday, July 7. There will be alternating lane closures on... more »
  • Four arrested on I-10 during drug bust

    July 6, 2017 4:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN – An overnight drug bust on I-10 netted the arrests of four people and prescription pills and marijuana being confiscated. State Police said troopers stopped an SUV for a traffic violation and became suspicious. After being told they could search the vehicle, the troopers found 15,000 dosage... more »
  • I-10 closure in Ascension over but ramp repair not complete Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:37 AM

    SORRENTO - A total closure of I-10 eastbound ended earlier than expected - around 7 o'clock Sunday morning. A stretch of I-10 going toward New Orleans had been closed since Friday night, the second time this year, so crews could replace an overpass that's been out of use since... more »
  • Weekend closure of I-10 moved to next weekend

    June 1, 2017 10:19 AM

    SORRENTO – A total closure of I-10 East will be put on hold until the weekend of June 9-12, the state announced Thursday. A closure was planned for June 2, 3 and 4. Crews will instal a repaired section of the overpass above I-10 that was previously damaged. Earlier... more »
  • Report: Three, including toddler, shot on I-10 in New Orleans

    May 31, 2017 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man, woman and toddler were injured on Tuesday night during a shooting on I-10 in New Orleans. The shooting occurred on I-10 east near the Poydras exit, WWL reports . Police said the victims were traveling east bound when another vehicle approached and its... more »
  • Parts of I-10 east to close for first weekend of June

    May 23, 2017 11:02 AM

    SORRENTO – Both eastbound lanes on I-10 will be closed for the first weekend of June. According to DOTD, the closure will start Friday, June 2 at 9 p.m. and will last until 5 a.m. Monday, June 5 where I-10 intersects with Airline Highway. The closure is needed to... more »
  • Another 18-wheeler crash closed I-10 E into Baton Rouge Friday

    May 19, 2017 4:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Eastbound I-10 closed due to an 18-wheeler crash Friday afternoon. The driver of the 18-wheeler hit a pickup truck pulling a crawfish catering trailer. The driver of the 18-wheeler has been cited with careless operation of a motor vehicle. The wreck happened just before Port Allen.... more »
  • 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 »

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