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  • Overturned tractor-trailer causes lane closures on I-10 East at LA-30 Play Video

    February 5, 2016 7:03 AM

    GONZALES - I-10 East was closed near LA-30 as crews worked to clear an overturned tractor-trailer from the road. Just minutes after noon, traffic officials announced all lanes were back open after lanes had remained closed Friday morning. Traffic congestion remained backed up around five miles at the time... more »
  • I-10 West sees delays due to incident on shoulder

    February 1, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Congestion built on I-10 West at S. Acadian Thruway Monday morning due to a stalled vehicle and debris recovery operations on the shoulder. LA DOTD announced all lanes were back open on I-10 West past the I-10/I-110 split at around 11:50 a.m. after crews removed debris... more »
  • New round of public meetings to study I-10 corridor

    January 29, 2016 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Transportation and Development scheduled another series of public meetings to discuss possible ways to solve traffic jams along the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge. The meetings will specifically look at the section of I-10 stretching from Essen Lane to LA 415 in... more »
  • I-10W reopened after truck loses load on bridge

    January 29, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials shut down the westbound side of I-10 over the Mississippi River bridge after a truck loaded with steel construction materials lost its load. DOTD shut the interstate down at the I-10 / I-110 split in order to divert traffic to US-190. The ramp from... more »
  • Engineers to discuss Pecue I-10 interchange

    January 25, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers will discuss their environmental assessment of a proposed interchange on I-10 at Pecue Lane Thursday. The hearing will discuss the findings of the study, the first leg of a proposed construction project. Since the project is in its infancy, there is not a firm timetable... more »
  • Obama promise could help I-10 congestion Play Video

    January 15, 2016 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wheels appear to be in motion for Louisiana to get some badly needed road money from the federal government. Governor John Bel Edwards said Friday his administration received phone calls from Washington D.C. about a potential $100 million grant. This comes after President Obama visited earlier... more »
  • Car flips on I-10 exit during sheriff's chase

    January 1, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a stolen vehicle flipped during a pursuit which ended on the College Drive exit of I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the people in the vehicle were suspected of stealing from the Walmart on Burbank, and... more »
  • Man who fell from I-10 identified

    December 31, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man who died after falling from an overpass on I-10 in Baton Rouge overnight. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office said 31-year-old Dillon Dawson died from injuries sustained in the fall. According to Baton Rouge Police Dawson was in an accident... more »
  • BR roads continue to see pre-holiday traffic surge

    December 22, 2015 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Messy weather and increased pre-holiday volume has led to another day of traffic snags in the Capital City. Much like Monday, traffic officials advised motorists of heavier than normal congestion on the interstate through Baton Rouge. Around 3:15 p.m. LA DOTD used their Twitter account to... more »
  • DOTD to discuss status of Green Light Project on I-10 at Pecue Lane

    December 15, 2015 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials are set to give an update on a project that's expected to improve the flow of traffic around the city. Representative Darrell Ourso is hosting a town hall meeting where DOTD officials will talk about the progress on plans to add another interchange to I-10 near... more »
  • Overturned car backs up I-10 traffic across bridge

    December 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said no one was hurt when a car overturned in a wreck on I-10 East in Baton Rouge during the noon rush hour. However, traffic backed up due to the wreck along I-10 in both directions. The eastbound lanes backed up past LA 415 at... more »
  • Ribbon cutting marks completion for 1st phase of Essen Lane improvements

    December 10, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials and Mayor-President “Kip” Holden were present Thursday morning as a ribbon cutting took place at the Essen Lane/Interstate 10 intersection where a project aimed at easing congestion has reached a major milestone. The project is part of a larger collaboration between the mayor’s Green... more »
  • December 8, 2015 Morning News Pop

    December 8, 2015 8:12 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Multiple 18-wheelers involved in fiery wreck; I-10 shutdown in both directions between LA 77 and I-10/110 split EBRSO warns of phony warrant scam Heisman hopes tackled, Fournette not a finalist Next several days: morning fog, afternoon sun, gradual warming Updates... more »
  • I-10E closure caps day of delays, previews more to come

    December 1, 2015 7:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police closed I-10 East entirely between Lafayette and Baton Rouge after a wreck involving multiple vehicles Tuesday evening. The closure capped a day filled with wrecks, congestion, and delays for drivers trying to travel between the two cities. At one point traffic was backed... more »
  • Louisiana highway department to start bridge repairs Sunday

    December 1, 2015 4:11 AM

    SLIDELL- The Louisiana highway department has pushed back schedule repairs to a bridge railing on westbound Interstate 10. The repairs were supposed to start Monday, but will instead start Sunday. The Department of Transportation and Development says the left lane of the Middle Pearl River bridge will be closed Sunday,... more »
  • 2 hospitalized after wreck with underage drunk driver

    November 30, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an underage drunk driver sent two motorcyclists to the hospital with broken bones early Sunday morning. 20-year-old Joelle Stoker was booked on charges of failure to maintain control, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation and DWI. The accident happened on I-10 East near College... more »
  • Heavy traffic delays remain after the holiday weekend

    November 30, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic is moving slowly this morning after a busy holiday weekend. The interstate was covered in gridlock Sunday as drivers made their way back into town after the extended weekend. Drivers were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, resulting in a stressful day for travelers. "Baton Rouge is... more »
  • 11-mile traffic jam reported after wreck on I-10E

    November 13, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 East caused an 11-mile backup coming into Baton Rouge Friday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said I-10 East was closed around 5:45 p.m. due to the wreck at the I-10 / I-110 split. Details about what... more »
  • Police: three confirmed dead in single-car crash in Sorrento

    November 7, 2015 10:50 PM

    SORRENTO - State police confirmed three people were killed in a single-car crash on I-10 in Sorrento Saturday night. According to Louisiana State Police, two males and one female were killed when their vehicle flipped over and submerged in water near mile marker 189 on I-10 before Sorrento. They said... more »
  • Lafayette man killed in crash with 18-wheeler on I-10

    November 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    RAMAH - State police say a 50-year-old Lafayette man died when his small SUV crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish. Trooper Bryan Lee says the accident happened early Friday morning just west of the Ramah exit. Lee says Alton Ortega died... more »
  • I-10 backs up in both directions as morning commute comes to close

    November 6, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a typical Friday story, the day's commute on I-10 is seeing traffic backups in both directions centering around the area of the Perkins/S. Acadian Thruway exits. In the westbound direction, an accident that involved multiple vehicles blocked the left lane and caused congestion to stretch... more »
  • Two 18-wheelers involved in fatal Basin Bridge crash

    November 6, 2015 8:09 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- One person is dead after a crash on I-10 East. State troopers say two crashes took place at mile marker 133 near the end Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The accidents involved two 18-wheelers and a third vehicle. All lanes are back open on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. We will... more »
  • Stalled vehicle blocking center lane of I-10 W on Mississippi River Bridge

    November 2, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge. Crews have cleared a stalled vehicle that was blocking the center lane, causing heavy congestion before the bridge. Traffic from the incident has reached Essen Lane. more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E before college

    October 29, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East following an earlier accident, but congestion is still lingering. Traffic remains backed up to LA-1 on I-10 East and Capitol Access on I-110 South. more »
  • Backups remain on I-10 W after crash on Intracoastal Canal Bridge

    October 22, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on LA-1 South in Port Allen following an earlier wreck. Congestion from the accident is backed up on I-10 West all the way to the I-10/I-12 split. more »
  • Normal delays on I-10 W before LA 1

    October 8, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Transportation and Development says the heavy delays on I-10 West near LA 1 have subsided. Traffic was backed up to the South Acadian Thruway around 5:30 a.m. Thursday due to an accident on the shoulder. Drivers should still expect normal morning delays. more »
  • Truck in trees slows I-10 traffic

    September 25, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck that went off the interstate and into the treeline caused congestion during the evening rush in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. The wreck happened on I-10 West before Siegen Lane according to the Department of Transportation and Development. DOTD said the one lane... more »
  • Fish guts snarl interstate traffic

    September 24, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said fish guts spilled out of the back of a truck blocked multiple lanes of I-10 East and pushed traffic back across the Mississippi River Bridge during rush hour Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened at I-10 East... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E at 10/12 split

    September 23, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 split after an earlier accident. Congestion from this incident has reached LA 415. more »
  • Wreck stops I-10 traffic in Baton Rouge

    September 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reported a wreck slowed I-10 West to a crawl through the central part of the capital city Monday afternoon. The wreck at I-10 West near South Acadian Thruway blocked two lanes around 4 p.m., leaving only one lane for vehicles to move through the... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed on I-10 Friday night

    September 18, 2015 10:55 PM

    LAPLACE - A deadly wreck involving a motorcyclist closed I-10 West south of Baton Rouge Friday evening. The crash happened around 7:30 in St. John the Baptist Parish. Authorities closed the interstate for about three hours. Details about what happened have not been released. State Police and... more »
  • All lanes open after wreck on I-10 at Acadian Thruway

    September 18, 2015 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are open on I-10 East at South Acadian Thruway following an earlier incident. Congestion from this incident is still backed up to LA-415 on I-10 East and Government Street on I-110 South. more »
  • One dead after I-10 shooting

    September 13, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - One man died after being shot while driving on I-10 early Sunday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police detectives, the shooting happened around 4:15am in the 200 block of East I-10. Herbert Williams, 25, died at the hospital from sustained gunshot wounds. There... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 »

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