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  • 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 »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB

    September 15, 2016 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Thursday morning, the left lane of I-10 EB was closed at Perkins due to an accident. The delay from this incident remains at LA 415. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways during Good Morning... more »
  • I-10 west reopened after crash trapped drivers on Basin Bridge for hours

    September 14, 2016 11:44 AM

    RAMAH – Crews reopened I-10 westbound at the Atachafalaya Basin Bridge after a crash involving two 18-wheelers closed both lanes for hours Wednesday morning. Drivers can still expect severe congestion and 30 mile traffic delays. The multi-vehicle crash happened around 10:20 a.m. near the Whiskey Bay Bridge and Ramah.... more »
  • State announces Ascension Parish I-10 widening project Play Video

    September 13, 2016 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transit leaders announced details of a planned widening project for I-10 through parts of Ascension Parish. I-10 will be widened from Highland Road in East Baton Rouge to Highway 73 in Ascension Parish. The widening project covers about seven miles of interstate between the two... more »
  • Pedestrian killed after trying to cross I-10 east

    September 10, 2016 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man was killed Saturday after being struck by a car while trying to cross I-10 on foot. According to Baton Rouge Police, 50-year-old Melvin Coleman died at on the scene after being struck by a Honda Accord on I-10 east near East Washington... more »
  • Siegen Lane open after closure extended through most of Tuesday Play Video

    August 23, 2016 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Siegen Lane remained closed for most of Tuesday after a tanker truck carrying ethanol overturned near the Industriplex intersection. The road opened on Tuesday afternoon around 5 p.m. in both directions except for the right southbound lane. Motorist are advised to use caution while driving through... more »
  • Traffic officials update interstate closures

    August 17, 2016 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana traffic officials updated the condition of flood-impacted stretches of interstate in and around Baton Rouge on Wednesday. Crews have been monitoring high water and working to quickly remove debris from roadways in the wake of recent flooding. Here’s are the latest interstate flood closures... more »
  • I-10 opens Tuesday

    August 16, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic flows on I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The interstate was closed as flood water covered the interstate. Water remains in one lane in each direction, but traffic was allowed to travel through the other lane. Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, LA DOTD... more »
  • Downed power lines on Essen Lane cause heavy delays

    August 10, 2016 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Motorists are seeing heavy delays on I-10 and Essen Lane due to downed power lines following an earlier crash. Traffic has backed up to the 10/12 split on I-10 as congestion results from motorists trying to exit I-10 at Essen. Essen Lane is backed up from... more »
  • No injuries after plane lands on I-10

    August 8, 2016 12:22 PM

    LAPLACE - Authorities say no one was injured after a small plane crash-landed on I-10 near Laplace Monday morning. Photos from the scene show the single-engine fixed-winged Cessna 150L plane on the median of I-10 near mile marker 191. FAA records show the plane is registered to Lester and... more »
  • Wrecks, construction slow Saturday drivers on I-10

    August 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A car flipped into the ravine between I-10 westbound and the adjacent neighborhood just after the Perkins overpass Saturday morning. The four-door sedan was upside down near the tree line. Numerous drivers stopped to help until first responders arrived. The crash happend just before 10 a.m.... more »
  • I-10 reopened after crews remove overturned tanker Play Video

    August 5, 2016 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-10 have reopened after an overturned tanker truck closed I-10 East past Siegen Lane and closed at the I-10/12 split on Friday morning. Crews reopened the east and westbound lanes of the interstate around 10 p.m., after spending hours removing an overturned truck... more »
  • Pickup and semi collision slowed I-10 Monday

    August 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Eastbound delays on I-10 stretched back into East Baton Rouge following a two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish just before lunch Monday. A pickup and semi appear to have side-swiped, sending the pickup into the tree line along I-10 just east of Highway 73. Emergency crews closed one... more »
  • I-12 West at Essen to I-10/12 split opened after closed following memorial service

    July 28, 2016 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say heavy interstate delays and closures can be expected up until 6 p.m. Thursday due to an afternoon memorial for fallen officers. I-12 West at Essen is now open after it was closed to traffic at the I-10/I-12 split following the memorial. DOTD advises... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 West

    July 18, 2016 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 West at the Mississippi River Bridge. The right and center lanes of I-10 westbound at the bridge were blocked early Monday morning due to an accident. Congestion from this accident is approaching the I-10/I-12 split. HUGE MESS... more »
  • Part of I-10 east to close starting Friday afternoon

    July 8, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Starting Friday afternoon and into the weekend, the east-bound right lane of I-10 between the east side of the Atchafalaya Bridge to the Iberville Parish line will be closed. The closure will be from Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. until Monday, July 11 at 6... more »
  • $60 million federal grant could help deal with I-10 nightmare

    July 5, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grant will help fund changes on I-10, Congressman Garret Graves announced in a news release Tuesday. Sixty-million dollars will be used to facilitate closing the existing Washington Street exit in Baton Rouge and building a new, left exit for the Old South Baton Rouge... more »

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