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  • 5 injured in multi-vehicle wreck on I-10 East past Whiskey Bay

    June 14, 2016 10:06 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - Five people have been hospitalized and I-10 East past Whiskey Bay remained closed for more than an hour after a wreck involving multiple vehicles on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. LA DOTD reported traffic was not passing through as of 9 a.m. on the bridge just past... more »
  • DOTD: Washington Exit relief could be 3-4 years away Play Video

    April 14, 2016 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development submitted a request for a $100 million grant for upgrades to I-10 near Lafayette. If approved, officials say the $100 million FASTLANE grant will help the state complete a 15-mile pavement replacement between I-10/49 interchange and the Atchafalaya Basin... more »
  • Lanes reopened on I-10 West at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

    December 6, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials said all lanes are now open on I-10 W at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge after a wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers closed the bridge Sunday afternoon. According to the DOTD officials, the wreck happened at mile marker 122 on the Basin Bridge. Traffic was diverted... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly I-10 big rig pileup

    December 2, 2015 11:21 AM

    RAMAH - State Police identified the victim in a deadly crash on I-10 as a Tennessee man whose 18-wheeler ran into the trailers of two other big rigs on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Investigators said 42-year-old Karl Lindberg of Crossville, Tenn. died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital... 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 »
  • Heavy traffic on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

    August 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    *****UPDATE**** All lanes are now open on the Atchafalaya Basin. Expect heavy delays. *********** I-10 East is blocked at mile marker 128.7, over the Atchafalya Basin. Traffic is moving in the right lane. The line of traffic is at 6 miles. Traffic stalled becasue of a... more »
  • 18-wheeler crash causes night-long I-10 closure

    June 19, 2015 6:49 PM

    UPDATE - I-10 was opened at 3 am. WHISKEY BAY - An interstate closure lingered into late Friday night and could last until early Saturday morning after multiple 18-wheelers wrecked earlier in the day. I-10 West closed shortly before 6 p.m. at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin... more »
  • Heavy congestion on I-10 East on Whiskey Bay after crash

    March 12, 2015 9:57 AM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH - Louisiana State Police report I-10 East on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is back open following a crash that closed the bridge earlier this morning. The queue related to the crash has reached 10 miles in length as of 10:45 a.m., and motorists headed from Baton... more »
  • Concrete spill causes serious traffic jam on Basin Bridge

    August 12, 2014 5:45 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - A concrete spill on I-10 near the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge backed up eastbound traffic for more than ten miles Tuesday. The jam lasted for almost six hours as crews worked from dusk into the late evening to clear the mess. The spill happened near the... more »
  • Wrecks close I-10E over basin bridge

    November 15, 2013 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said multiple wrecks closed I-10 East over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge this morning. Troopers said the wrecks completely blocked the roadway, and involved at least two 18-wheelers. Pictures posted on the LSP Facebook page showed a pair of cars almost entirely crushed together under... more »
  • LSP: I-10W back open after crash blocked interstate

    June 28, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash blocked I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge for a short while just before noon, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck was initially reported as a "major" crash through the LSP Nixle alert system which closed the interstate at mile marker 128 near... more »

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