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  • Man killed in I-10 crash early Saturday morning

    June 9, 2018 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A rear-end collision with a semi left a man dead Saturday. The early-morning crash happened on I-10 West just after the Highland Road exit. State Police said Patrick Joseph, 45, of Baton Rouge, ran his pickup into the back of the trailer of an 18-wheeler. ... more »
  • Construction starts July for alternative to Washington Street exit Play Video

    June 7, 2018 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Work could begin in July on a new interstate off-ramp near downtown with an aim to ease congestion, according to DOTD officials Thursday. The new left lane exit off I-110 South to Terrace Avenue will serve as an alternative to the infamous Washington Street off-ramp. "This... more »
  • Crash data shows hundreds of wrecks on notoriously deadly and dangerous stretch of I-10

    June 7, 2018 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – There are nearly 800 crashes a year on a deadly stretch of I-10 between the Atchafalaya Basin and the Mississippi River Bridge. DOTD released the data in a new video posted on its Facebook page this week. The video is a stern message to distracted drivers... more »
  • No work for months on I-10/Pecue Lane interchange Play Video

    June 6, 2018 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City-parish officials hope work will resume on the Pecue Lane interchange project along I-10 by the fall. The work on the interchange project began last July, but stopped after the initial phase was complete. East Baton Rouge Parish transportation chief Fred Raiford said it's an issue... more »
  • New details on I-10 widening from Highland Rd. to Hwy. 73 Play Video

    April 24, 2018 12:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Timetables and detour routes were the topics of a Monday night public meeting about the I-10 widening project between East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. It will take until winter 2020 to widen about seven miles of interstate from four to six lanes in between Highland Road... more »
  • New interstate cable barriers put to the test again; See pictures and previous dramatic video

    April 23, 2018 4:53 PM

    HAMMOND – The state's effort to install cable barriers along all divided interstates and highways in Louisiana may have prevented another catastrophe Monday when the cables stopped an out-of-control semi from slamming into oncoming traffic in Tangipahoa Parish. The 18-wheeler veered off I-12 near the Airport Road exit after... more »
  • Another deadly crash on I-10 'Devil's triangle'

    March 29, 2018 6:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Yet another deadly wreck has occurred in a notorious area of I-10. Emergency crews were on the scene of the crash on I-10 East just before the La. 415 exit. The crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday. One person died, sources said, and two... more »
  • Mangled mess slows traffic on I-10 after truck towing camper crashes

    February 22, 2018 6:03 PM

    LOBDELL – A camper being pulled by a pickup truck was smashed to pieces in a two-vehicle wreck on I-10 near the Iberville/West Baton Rouge parish line Thursday afternoon. Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries as a result of the crash around 4 o'clock on I-10... more »
  • Westbound delays on I-10 Sunday due to multiple wrecks

    February 11, 2018 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound delays slowed traffic through Baton Rouge Sunday due to multiple crashes on and near the new bridge. A car appeared to have lost control and crashed into the concrete railing of I-10 as the interstate approaches the I-10 Mississippi River bridge. A three-vehicle crash... more »
  • Baton Rouge drivers confused by DOTD crews counting occupants of passing cars on I-10 Play Video

    January 30, 2018 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Confused drivers slowed, briefly causing a traffic issue on I-10 Tuesday afternoon, as they passed a group of DOTD contractors hired to count the number of people in each passing car. The small group of contractors gathered on the Nairn Drive overpass above I-10 around 4... more »
  • I-10 W reopened after 18-wheeler dangles from railing in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 26, 2018 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A semi dangled over the side of the interstate at the I-10 overpass near Acadian, bringing traffic to a near halt Friday evening. The cab of the truck appeared to have driven over the railing on I-10 West. After an hours long closure, and brief... more »
  • The first lane closures of the BR I-10 expansion start next week (kind of)

    January 26, 2018 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The first lane closures related to expansion work on I-10 through Baton Rouge will begin in a few days. The closures are brief, overnight and not necessarily for actual demolition or dirt work but proof some sort of traffic relief might be on the horizon. Construction... more »
  • All interstates back open in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2018 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All of I-110 has reopened, hours after authorities successfully removed ice from all other major highway systems. I-10 and I-12 were reopened before 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Traffic was able to navigate from Lafayette to Baton Rouge to New Orleans and into Mississippi. I-110 remained... more »
  • State announces I-10 expansion from the New Bridge to the split Play Video

    January 11, 2018 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In potentially the most significant interstate development since the Horace Wilkinson Bridge was built in the 1960s, the state announced Friday it is moving forward with a sweeping widening project – expanding and adding additional lanes on I-10 between the Mississippi River and the I-10/I-12 split east... more »
  • 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 »

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