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  • Traffic delays around the Baton Rouge area continue

    August 30, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction work has caused severe delays on I-10 West at Grosse Tete. Congestion has built up throughout the day, and has reached 10 miles. It is advised to take alternate routes, if possible. You can view traffic cameras at WBRZ.com . Stay tuned to... more »
  • DOTD offering informational meetings for I-10 Corridor Improvement Survey Play Video

    August 26, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be holding public meetings for proposed improvements to the I-10 Corridor from Essen Lane to LA 415 in Baton Rouge. The project is currently in the planning stage and the DOTD is looking for public feedback. Representatives of the project... more »
  • Lane closures on I-10 East before Port Allen

    August 22, 2015 2:48 PM

    *****UPDATE***** All lanes are now open on I-10 East before Port Allen. Traffic has extended past LA-415. ************** PORT ALLEN, La. - The left lane of I-10 before Port Allen is opened after closure. The right lane remains closed after a vehicle fire. Traffic... more »
  • Falling water, oxygen levels to blame for Atchafalaya Basin fish kill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2015 6:17 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say a fish kill in the Atchafalaya Basin is the result of high temperatures and low water levels in the Southern Louisiana waterway. LDWF started receiving calls about the fish kill earlier this week from motorists traveling on I-10 along... more »
  • Traffic should be expected during 60-day I-10 project

    August 19, 2015 4:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Thirty-year-old sections of I-10 will be replaced in a two-month construction project set to start Friday, the DOTD announced Wednesday afternoon. Asphalt will be replaced between the I-10 exit at La. 415 in West Baton Rouge and the Iberville Parish line, about half-way through the thickly... more »
  • Bridge inspection expected to cause more traffic delays

    August 19, 2015 8:33 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Drivers are getting ready for more delays on the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. One lane on I-10 West will be closed at Grosse Tete until 2:30 p.m. again Wednesday for routine bridge inspections. The lane closure resulted in an 11 mile traffic jam... more »
  • Bridge inspections create 11-mile traffic jam on I-10

    August 18, 2015 2:07 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic officials said bridge inspections near Grosse Tete caused another massive traffic delay Tuesday along the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said that just before 1 p.m. I-10 West traffic was backed up 11 miles from before LA... more »
  • Accident blocks 1 lane of I-10 West at Dalrymple

    August 14, 2015 7:18 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open (6: 26 am) -------------------- BATON ROUGE- Some drivers are looking for another way to work this morning. One lane is blocked on I-10 West at Dalrymple due to an accident. Traffic is still passing through the center and left lanes,... more »
  • Public meetings set on I-10 traffic improvements

    August 12, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The public will have a chance to share ideas on how to improve the traffic flow on Interstate 10 from Louisiana Highway 415 to Essen Lane in Baton Rouge through a series of community meetings that will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Each meeting will... more »
  • Construction delays expected on I-10 East this weekend

    August 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials again warned drivers of expected delays on I-10 due to an ongoing construction project near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of August. The Department of Transportation and Development reminded drivers to expect heavy delays this weekend on I-10 East near Grosse... more »
  • Big rig tangle caps day of delays for I-10 West

    August 4, 2015 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic congestion continued to be an issue through rush hour in Baton Rouge Tuesday after a trio of big rigs blocked one lane of I-10 West. The Department of Transportation and Development said the incident happened on I-10 West just before Dalrymple Drive. News 2 crews... more »
  • Horse killed in mishap on I-10

    August 3, 2015 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A horse was killed while trying to jump out of a moving trailer Monday. Police said the trailer, being pulled by a pick-up, was around the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge when the horse tried to jump from an open window on the side of the trailer.... more »
  • Multiple wrecks turn EBR interstate into parking lot

    July 21, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck on I-10 West at the Mississippi River Bridge brought traffic to a standstill Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. The wreck happened around 5:30 a.m. and blocked two lanes of I-10 West at the LA 1 exit just across the bridge. By the time all... more »
  • NOPD officer dies from sustained injuries

    July 18, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown Jr. has died after he was struck by a car earlier this week. The police department announced in a news release Saturday at the 17-year veteran of the department died Friday night in a local hospital. The 47-year-old Brown was struck... more »
  • Speed limit increases for parts of I-10/12 into effect Monday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2015 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Friday that motorists will be able cruise along at slightly higher speeds on parts of I-10 and I-12 starting next week thanks to roadway improvements made through projects in the Geaux Wider Program. Beginning on Monday, July 20,... more »
  • Weekend traffic possible due to I-10 roadwork near Grosse Tete

    July 17, 2015 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials warn motorists of weekend traffic delays that are anticipated due to a current project on I-10 near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of next month. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development began lane closures on both sides of the Interstate... more »
  • I-10W snarled after road work, wrecks

    July 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A wreck and road work on I-10 near Port Allen snarled westbound traffic Thursday morning for hours, and could cause problems during the afternoon rush. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened past LA-415 on I-10 West after 8 a.m. It blocked the... more »
  • Kenner woman killed in head on crash on I-10 crash in Port Allen

    July 3, 2015 3:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A Kenner woman was killed Friday morning in a two vehicle crash on I-10 East at LA 415 near the Lobdell exit. State Police reported the woman killed in the wreck was 66-year-old Yvonne Gooch. The accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. Troopers say their... more »
  • Bridge traffic backed up for miles as rain comes down

    June 30, 2015 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A disabled truck at the I-10 and I-110 split backed up traffic for miles across the new Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge as more afternoon showers moved through the city-parish. The Department of Transportation and Development said the flatbed truck was stalled and disabled before... more »
  • Debris strands multiple drivers on I-10

    June 30, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Debris on I-10 flattened several vehicles' tires just ahead of the noon rush Tuesday in Baton Rouge, and police are looking for the person responsible. Authorities said a piece of metal fell off a truck and onto the interstate between Bluebonnet and Essen, popping the tires... more »
  • Road repair and rain create EBR traffic nightmare

    June 25, 2015 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What started as an emergency highway repair Thursday morning turned into a wet, miles-long snarl of bumper to bumper traffic in East Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development sent out a notice around 10 a.m. that one lane would be closed on I-10 West... more »
  • Bizarre search for radioactive camera over, found intact Play Video

    June 25, 2015 11:33 AM

    GRAMERCY - State Police said a camera with radioactive materials was found hours after it fell off a truck Thursday morning. Shortly after 8 p.m., authorities said the device was found on Airline Highway, two miles south of I-10. It was intact in a ditch, State Police said. ... more »
  • Graves speaks on Washington Street exit at Press Club check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2015 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's one part of I-10 that bottlenecks to one lane and it's the source of major congestion that sets off ripple effects around the Baton Rouge area. Monday at Baton Rouge Press Club, Rep. Garret Graves spoke about the issues and possible solutions to the traffic... more »
  • I-10 Westbound reopened after crash

    June 20, 2015 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Both lanes are open at I-10 and LA 415 (Lobdell) after an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pick-up truck. Louisiana State Police Troop A reported a fatality, but a WBRZ News 2 crew watched as CPR was being done on the driver of the... more »
  • I-10 traffic delays to last until Monday morning

    June 20, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Heavy congestion at I-10 West at LA 77, Grosse Tete, due to road construction. Delays are expected to last until Monday morning around 6 am. Expect five miles of delays. Stay tuned to WBRZ for further updates. more »
  • Monday deadline for I-10 improvement survey check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2015 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge authorities are ready to move on to the next step toward construction on the busy I-10 corridor, and they're asking for your input. The Department of Transportation and Development wants frustrated drivers to fill out a survey about driving in the city. The survey asks... more »
  • Web resources to make your trip to the beach a breeze

    June 9, 2015 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As summer enters full swing, many families from the Capitol Areas will be hitting the Interstate Systems to head to various vacation destinations, and state officials have plenty of helpful resources to ensure safe and efficient journeys for everyone hitting the road. The Louisiana Department of... more »
  • Acadian Thruway accident causes heavy traffic on I-10

    June 8, 2015 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck near the Acadian Thruway exit on I-10 East backed up traffic during the noon rush. The wreck blocked the left and center lanes while authorities cleared cars from the roadway. The accident caused major congestion, backing traffic up to Port Allen on I-10... more »
  • Essen Lane construction begins today

    June 8, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Essen Lane Widening Project is set to begin on Monday. Drivers should expect delays around Essen Lane at I-10. Crews have already spent several weeks surveying Essen, in preparation of the project. The construction is designed to eliminate traffic problems like "bottlenecking." The road will be... more »
  • Construction at Essen and I-10 to begin next week

    June 3, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Constrution to improve Essen Lane at Interstate 10 will officially begin on Monday, June 8 according to the Baton Rouge Mayor's office. Essen Lane has more than 55,000 daily drivers and is one of the most heavily traveled roadways in East Baton Rouge Parish, which causes... more »
  • 2 adults, 1 child injured after multiple car crash on I-10

    May 30, 2015 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say 2 adults and one child were injured after a multiple car accident on I-10 Westbound at Blue Bayou Water Park on Saturday. Initially, authorities said it was an car accident involving 8 vehicles, but recently they reported it was three vehicle hit and run... more »
  • Business coalition seeks public opinion on I-10 congestion

    May 27, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge business-led coalition seeking transportation improvements is trying to get more members of the public to take an online survey about traffic on the Interstate 10 corridor. The 21-question survey is designed to gather data on commuting patterns, the use of specific stretches of roadway, problematic... more »
  • Memorial Day traffic trouble continues

    May 25, 2015 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Interstate traffic through Baton Rouge continued to pile up behind the Mississippi River Bridge through the lunch hour. The Department of Transportation and Development said congestion on I-10 West was back from the bridge all the way past Essen Lane just after 1 p.m. The... more »
  • Man wanted for fraud may be traveling I-10 corridor

    May 18, 2015 4:40 PM

    COVINGTON - Authorities in numerous states are on alert, after a man wanted for fraud was seen along I-10. Deputies in the Tampa Bay area are looking for James Charlton Davis, III, 56. Investigators said Davis uses online dating sites to meet women around his age and tricks them... more »
  • Semi-snarl moving after I-10 West re-opens

    April 30, 2015 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound I-10 traffic got off to a creeping start, following an hour-long standstill, caused by a tanker wreck. The wreck happened Thursday afternoon during rush hour, between Dalrymple Drive and Perkins Road. Traffic was backed up on both I-10 and I-12, which then caused traffic on... more »
  • Debris causes closures on Mississippi River Bridge

    April 27, 2015 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed parts of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge due to debris blown down by storms Monday morning. The Department of Transportation and Development said scaffolding on the bridge for its recent painting was damaged and knocked down by the the morning's storm. I-10 East... more »
  • Weather knocks over big rigs on I-10

    April 24, 2015 5:07 PM

    BEAUX BRIDGE - Louisiana State Police said two big rigs blocked part of I-10 West after a wreck tipped them over Friday afternoon. LSP Troop I reported the wreck was weather-related, and happened on I-10 West near mile marker 108 just east of Lafayette. Traffic was piling up... more »
  • Another DOTD study to generate I-10 corridor solutions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 22, 2015 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development has re-opened discussion to find a solution to traffic issues along the I-10 corridor. The state is asking drivers to take part in a study to help determine the feasibility of improvements to I-10 in the Baton Rouge area. The... more »
  • Three arrested in drug busts on I-10

    April 20, 2015 9:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Three people were arrested for transporting drugs on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, State Police released Monday night. Troopers said Sunday night, an SUV was stopped near Highway 415. The vehicle, which was traveling east, was stopped for a traffic violation and a K9 alerted officers... more »
  • Two truckers ticketed in crash that closed 42 miles of I-10

    April 8, 2015 1:40 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - State Police ticketed two truck drivers after a crash they caused created a 42-mile long blockade of I-10 Wednesday. The drivers of two semis were cited with following too close. They collided with each other in a wreck that also involved a pick-up at the westbound... more »
  • Get out of town: Holiday congestion delaying BR traffic

    April 2, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA DOTD says a swath of I-10 is jammed due to holiday travelers either coming into or getting out of town. Traffic officials said congestion on I-10 East was backed up for miles leading up to the Mississippi River bridge and into Baton Rouge. DOTD... more »
  • Overnight interstate construction started Friday

    March 20, 2015 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overnight construction began Friday and continued into Saturday morning on I-10 between downtown and the Southdowns area. For the next few weeks, crews will be replacing the asphalt surface of lanes on both eastbound and westbound stretches of the interstate between the Washington exit and the... more »
  • New trial ordered in drunk driving deaths

    March 20, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered a new trial for a man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2011 crash which investigators said happened after a drunken game of cat-and-mouse on the interstate near Baton Rouge. Judge Chip Moore ordered the new trial for David... more »
  • Interstate backups cause noon rush traffic headaches

    March 13, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of traffic snarls are present throughout the city around the noon hour on the Friday ahead of St. Patrick's Day festivities in Baton Rouge. All lanes are open on I-12 West at Airline Highway due to an earlier accident with congestion of one mile... more »
  • Man caught after manhunt in West Baton Rouge

    March 6, 2015 11:25 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish said they caught a man who fled after he was stopped on the interstate and deputies spotted drugs in his vehicle. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said searchers found Clarenc Preston behind a roofing company near Port Allen. ... more »
  • People speak out on possible I-10 exit at Pecue Lane check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The public was able to add their thoughts about a long-awaited interchange for Pecue Lane at a meeting tonight in Baton Rouge. The interchange, part of the city-parish Green Light Project, would mean a widening and expansion of Pecue Lane with ramps to the interstate. ... more »
  • Officials meet to discuss improvements to Pecue Lane at I-10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Easing traffic in Baton Rouge is always a hot topic, and the Green Light Project is trying to make progress forward. On Wednesday, plans are being discussed to deal with a roadway that's getting busier by the day: Pecue Lane at I-10. There are several ideas... more »
  • Man arrested involved in Gonzales fatal crash

    February 22, 2015 11:44 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man involved in a fatal crash that killed a man on the interstate early Sunday morning. It happened around 5 a.m. on I-10 West of the Hwy 30 exit in Gonzales. Gonzales police arrested 27-year-old John Sanchez after being involved in a crash... more »
  • Holiday traffic kicks off with I-10 East congestion

    February 13, 2015 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What is sure to be a heavy traffic weekend as Big Easy bound revelers make their way east through the Capital City is certainly underway as a several mile snarl has formed on I-10 East across the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic officials did not link the... more »
  • Deputies: woman, suspect in chase knew each other

    February 12, 2015 10:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators said a man who took them on a high speed chase and was charged with simple rape and false imprisonment had a past with the woman at the center of the ordeal. Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey and the... more »
  • Crippled semi trailer snarls interstate

    February 12, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a semi trailer hauling chemicals broke down near the I-10 / I-12 split Thursday, snarling traffic along the interstate system throughout the day. The breakdown happened on the right side of I-10 West approaching the split around noon according to Baton Rouge Police.... more »
  • Witnesses describe motel of horror; man arrested after police chase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN-Investigators said a report of a kidnapping and rape led to a nearly 40-mile chase from West Baton Rouge Parish across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and almost into Lafayette Wednesday. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey is being charged with simple... more »
  • Lanes reopen on bridge

    February 7, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck blocked the center lane. Traffic is backed up to La-415 at the Lobdell exit after crews spent over an hour to clean up the crash scene. The accident happened around... more »
  • With police escort, first cars cross bridge 6 hours after crash

    January 30, 2015 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic started moving on I-10 late Friday, six hours after a crash closed the interstate completely in one direction and slowed traffic in another. Two 18-wheelers and a motorcycle collided in eastbound lanes just across the East Baton Rouge Parish line on the Mississippi River Bridge... more »
  • Wrecks slow, shut down highways around Baton Rouge

    January 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two wrecks slowed traffic or shut down highways around the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. Traffic along I-10 East into Ascension Parish remained backed up around noon after a dump truck overturned on the shoulder of the road. The truck was hauling gravel and no one was... more »
  • Interstate reopens, traffic backed-up from merge to split

    December 19, 2014 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to DOTD, I-10 West is closed at the I-10/I-110 merge because of an accident. Officials say traffic has backed-up to Dalrymple as a result. You should use an alternate route if you're headed that way this morning. We'll update you as soon as the roadway... more »
  • Wreck causes I-10 traffic jam

    December 5, 2014 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 West has slowed down traffic significantly through Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened near South Acadian Thruway around 1:20 p.m. It blocked the center and left lanes of I-10 West. DOTD said... more »
  • I-10 West back open after wreck near Grosse Tete

    December 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    GROSSE TETE - State Police reopened the westbound lanes of I-10 in Iberville Parish nearly seven hours after a wreck with two 18-wheelers blocked the highway. Troopers said one of the big rig drivers would be cited for following too closely, which State Police said led to the wreck.... more »
  • Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    November 26, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour. The issues started early. Shortly after... more »

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