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  • IBM to present traffic recommendations Friday

    October 15, 2014 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of IBM researchers who have been studying Baton Rouge's transportation needs will make their final recommendations to the city-parish this Friday. The Smarter Cities Challenge Team spent the last three weeks in Baton Rouge talking to traffic engineers, commuters, and others to assess local... more »
  • I-10 closed at Highland after wreck

    September 30, 2014 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed I-10 East in Baton Rouge after a wreck during the evening rush hour Tuesday. The wreck happened near I-10 and Highland. State Police said there was blockage across the interstate from the wreck. DOTD said traffic was backed up Siegen Lane after the... more »
  • IBM experts in town to solve traffic problems Play Video

    September 29, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some of IBM's top talent are in Baton Rouge to solve the city's traffic problems. It's part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge that grants cities $500,000 to solve its biggest issue. The team of six experts met with city leaders Monday to introduce themselves and kick... more »
  • IBM consultants begin BR transportation study today

    September 29, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Consultants from IBM arrive in Baton Rouge today to begin three weeks of study that will hopefully emerge with solutions to the city's constant issues with transportation. The panel of experts from the technology giant meet in the Metro Council Chamber with Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and... more »
  • One seriously injured in I-12 wreck

    September 16, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic on I-12 through Baton Rouge slowed to a crawl Tuesday after a wreck blocked all but one lane of travel near the I-10 / I-12 split. The wreck happened just before 10 a.m. and involved four or five vehicles, according to DOTD. Authorities said... more »
  • 4-vehicle wreck snarls Miss. River bridge traffic

    September 15, 2014 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed all but one lane of I-10 West crossing the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck at the beginning of rush hour. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened at the top of the bridge, blocking the left and center lanes... more »
  • Roads open, congestion remains after fiery wreck

    September 11, 2014 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said cars are backed up for miles behind the site of a fiery truck wreck which was just cleared during the Thursday afternoon rush. It took workers more than four hours to clean up the section of I-10 where two trucks crashed and caught... more »
  • I-10 bridge lane closings start Wednesday

    September 8, 2014 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The first of 18 months of nighttime lane closures on the Interstate 10 Mississippi River Bridge will start this week. On Wednesday, state Department of Transportation and Development says the eastbound right lane of the bridge will be closed from 8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. On Thursday,... more »
  • Vitter campaigns in BR on traffic woes Play Video

    September 3, 2014 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senator David Vitter was on the campaign trail in Baton Rouge today in his run to become governor. He said traffic and infrastructure are a top priority and that Baton Rouge has the worst problems. Kary Bryce owns a North Louisiana trucking company, and said that... more »
  • Car abandoned after hitting train

    August 25, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a group of people abandoned their car after running into a train in Baton Rouge Monday morning, then came back after police were on the scene. Officers said the driver ignored or didn't see warning signals at the crossing and hit the train near... 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 »
  • Hay bales cause I-10 traffic issues

    August 4, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police warned drivers to watch for congestion after a trailer hauling bales of hay lost its load on I-10 near Ascension Parish. Troopers said a single vehicle wrecked on I-10 East near the parish line. They said the vehicle lost control and hit the cable... more »
  • Mystery sewer line problem closes busy street

    July 31, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public works crews are likely going to work overnight and into Friday morning trying to make repairs to a mysterious sewer line failure that was discovered earlier Thursday. The work requires demolition to part of Burbank Drive to allow crews to get to the pipes under the... more »
  • 18-wheeler wreck closes Florida Boulevard

    July 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving an 18-wheeler closed Florida Boulevard North in Baton Rouge during noon traffic, according to state traffic officials. DOTD said the wreck shut down the northbound side of Florida Boulevard near its intersection with Airline Highway around 12:20 p.m. The involved an 18-wheeler... more »
  • Bridge snarl cleared after evening semi wreck

    July 21, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes opened on the I-10 Mississippi River bridge more than two hours after a wreck involving multiple vehicles including an 18-wheeler completely blocked the westbound lanes Monday afternoon. Traffic cameras showed the wreck happened just past the entrance ramp onto I-10 West from St. Ferdinand... more »
  • I-10 reopened after wreck on bridge

    July 16, 2014 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving a pickup and a semi closed several lanes across the I-10 Mississippi River bridge and snarled traffic in both directions Wednesday. The wreck happened near the Nicholson exit off I-10 East around noon and involved a pickup towing a trailer as well as... more »
  • I-110 South reopened after noon rush wrecks

    July 10, 2014 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened I-110 South in Baton Rouge after a couple of wrecks in that area of the interstate system during the noon hour. EMS said they responded to two wrecks shortly before noon, one on I-110 South and one on I-10 West at the I-10/I-110... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in evening wreck

    July 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a biker who died overnight when his motorcycle hit another vehicle and wrecked in Baton Rouge. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Travis Castle, 34, of Baker died in the wreck on North 17th and Choctaw Drive. Investigators said Castle was heading west... more »
  • Accident at College Dr. causes noon traffic nightmare

    June 6, 2014 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now clear on I-10 West at College Dr. after an earlier accident caused backups during the noon rush on Friday. Congestion reached Bluebonnet Boulevard on I-10 West, Drusilla Lane on I-12 West, and LA 415 in Lobdell on I-10 East. LADOTD said... more »
  • Wreck snarls rush hour I-10 traffic in EBR

    June 4, 2014 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said a wreck with injuries brought traffic to a standstill on I-10 in East Baton Rouge Wednesday afternoon. DOTD said the wreck blocked the right lane on I-10 West before Highland, and involved two vehicles. The people involved had minor injuries. Traffic was... more »
  • Finally, road closed signs to be removed at Woodlake Bridge

    April 11, 2014 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Finally, after some two years, people will once again be able to cross a bridge that links them with the rest of the road. The Woodlake Drive Bridge is partially open and will fully reopen next week. It's been closed since May 2012 and the construction project... more »
  • Wreck blocks traffic just off I-10 bridge

    April 11, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic backed up across the I-10 Mississippi River bridge after a wreck near the I-10 / I-110 split during the noon rush Friday. Authorities said there were only minor injuries in the wreck. DOTD says all lanes are now open, but the queue reaches four... more »
  • Traffic snarled after I-10 wreck

    April 8, 2014 5:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A wreck on I-10 near Prairieville snarled rush hour traffic as strong storms moved through the Baton Rouge area Tuesday afternoon. State Police said the wreck blocked the right lane of travel on I-10 East before La. 73. The roadway was fully reopened at 5:30. DOTD... more »
  • Lawmakers to push toll route through Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 11, 2014 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As head of the Capital Region Legislative Delegation, Rep. Stephen Carter (R-Baton Rouge) said his group's number one priority is alleviating traffic congestion through Baton Rouge. "We are 30 strong," Carter said of the group. "We meet quite a bit and we discuss our priorities." ... more »
  • Motorcycle wreck closes I-10 ramp during rush

    March 10, 2014 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a motorcycle wreck with injuries shut down an entrance ramp onto I-10 during the afternoon rush in Baton Rouge. The wreck happened around 4:30 p.m. at the ramp from Siegen Lane onto I-10 West. EMS took one person from the scene to Our Lady... more »
  • One detained after chain-reaction wreck

    February 28, 2014 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police detained one driver to be tested for alcohol after a chain-reaction wreck on a busy Baton Rouge street Friday. The wreck happened on Lee Road near the intersection with Highland Road, just south of the LSU campus. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said it started with... more »
  • Busy highway opens after fiery crash

    February 18, 2014 8:43 PM

    BAKER- All lanes near the intersection of Plank Road and Thomas Road reopened late Tuesday evening after a fiery crash closed the busy street for the entire late rush hour. Video obtained by WBRZ News 2 after the crash showed an 18-wheeler on fire, lying on its side in... more »
  • Hours after big rig wreck, Plank still closed

    February 18, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened one direction of Plank Road in Baton Rouge hours after an 18-wheeler wreck shut it down Tuesday. One of the southbound lanes of Plank Road at Thomas Road was reopened around 5:30 p.m. Wreckage of a big rig which turned onto its side... more »
  • EMS worker hit while working emergency scene

    December 13, 2013 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An emergency worker was hit by a car and taken to the hospital Friday evening. The EMS employee was hit on Greenwell Street near Landis as they were assisting an ambulance backing up. A passing car hit the worker. The person hit was not identified and... more »
  • Traffic on I-12 west near Walker

    December 8, 2013 1:27 PM

    Several accidents in addition to normal traffic has slowed down I-12 west near Walker. State police are out attempting to clear the roadways. Stay with WBRZ.com for the latest. more »
  • DOTD: I-10 East near Henderson closed

    November 30, 2013 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 East at LA 347 near Henderson is closed. DOTD is reporting an overturned truck near exit 115. Traffic along the interstates has seen on and off congestion throughout the day due to holiday traffic. Keep checking WBRZ.com for updates. more »
  • Man jumps off interstate to escape car

    November 29, 2013 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who apparently jumped off an interstate overpass onto Siegen Lane to escape his car early Friday was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. The incident happened around 3 a.m. on I-10 East. Paramedics said his injuries were life-threatening. Paramedics and... more »
  • One dead in single-vehicle wreck

    November 26, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said one person died and another was injured in a wreck this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said the single-vehicle wreck happened in the 8500 block of Cortana Place around 3:30 p.m. Coppola said the driver of the... more »
  • 6-laned I-12 is a highway dream

    November 12, 2013 11:58 PM

    PONCHATOULA- At least one lawmaker dreams of having six lanes of traffic bustling down I-12 through Tangipahoa Parish. State Senator Dale Erdy said he would like to see a wide interstate from Baton Rouge to the Mississippi state line. Much of the highway system is already six lanes, but... more »
  • $1.3 billion sewer project to cause traffic snags

    November 11, 2013 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive will have partial lane closures for the next two weeks so crews can repair the road after sewer lines were installed over the summer. The lanes will be fully opened each day during peak hours, 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm, to allow sufficient... more »
  • Collapse closes Hooper Road in EBR

    November 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed Hooper Road between Carmel Drive and Tanglewood Drive Thursday for emergency road work. The Department of Transportation and Development said a collapsed culvert under the road forced them to shut the road down for emergency repairs. They said the road would remain shut... more »
  • Work damages water main

    October 25, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Work on a broken water main closed a portion of Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Water company officials said a contractor working in the area of Jefferson and Keed Avenue damaged the water main in that area. They said low water pressure is... more »
  • I-10 closed after wreck near Sorrento

    October 22, 2013 5:27 PM

    SORRENTO - A wreck closed a portion of I-10 West near Sorrento during rush hour traffic Tuesday afternoon. The wreck happened around 5 p.m. just past the LA 22 exit. State Police said a single vehicle was involved, and AirMed was transporting a victim in the wreck. Troopers... more »
  • Deputies release chase suspect's name, charges Play Video

    October 17, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies say Eric Jones, 25, didn't stop when they tried to pull him over Thursday for running a stop light, starting a chase that lasted nearly an hour. Jones took deputies on various speeds; from as slow as ten to twenty up to 80 mph on... more »
  • Man in custody after lengthy chase Play Video

    October 17, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a chase on and off of I-110 in Baton Rouge Thursday evening. It ended at Adams and Pocahontas with the suspect being surrounded and taken into custody. The suspect has been using surface streets and the interstate to... more »
  • BRPD: Suspect surrenders in hit and run Play Video

    October 15, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said the suspect in a weekend hit and run which put a man in the hospital turned himself in to Baton Rouge traffic investigators this morning. Police said John Baus III, 24, will be charged with felony hit and run, careless operation, and running a... more »
  • Big, blue bus to stop in BR

    September 5, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The hard to miss, blue, double-decker buses of Megabus.com will be adding this city to its stop next week. The bus will depart from downtown and provide service to Houston and New Orleans. "Because of increased demand in the South, we're excited to announce express service... more »
  • Major road projects almost complete

    August 7, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two major road projects could be over in the next few weeks. Lee Drive and Stanford Avenue are under construction. Lee has been closed twice to traffic entirely. Stanford, the listed detour when Lee is closed, has not been paved since crews removed the asphalt weeks ago.... more »
  • Driver cited in I-12 mishap

    July 17, 2013 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said the truck driver blamed for causing a nightmare drive on I-12 Wednesday was from out-of-state. The driver was cited for careless driving and improper equipment. Investigators believe the truck had a blowout, causing the driver to lose control. He smashed into the median wall... more »
  • Semi loses crane, knocks down light pole on I-12

    July 17, 2013 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- I-12 was a nightmare for many drivers Wednesday afternoon after multiple lanes closed due to an incident involving a light pole and a boom truck near Sherwood Forrest. Lanes were blocked in both directions until just after 4 p.m. A WBRZ News 2 crew on the... more »
  • Truck driver hit on Perkins Road

    July 12, 2013 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police closed major streets after a person was hit by a car late Friday night. Perkins was closed between Essen and Bluebonnet while emergency responders worked the scene. A man hit a truck driver who got out of his semi on the busy street about 10:15.... more »
  • Big headache this week: Lee Drive lane closures Play Video

    July 5, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive, a busy corridor connecting south Baton Rouge with the shopping centers on College and eventually I-10 and Mid City, will have lane closures starting today. There will be intermittent lane closures from Boone Avenue to Bluebell Drive from Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. through... more »
  • Reports: car flips on I-110 during Thursday night storm

    June 6, 2013 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lanes on I-110 were closed for some time overnight Thursday as emergency crews worked a crash involving an overturned vehicle. The wreck happened near North 22nd as strong storms moved across the city. Traffic camera footage showed numerous emergency vehicles assisting with the scene. Details... more »
  • Concert crowds expected to overflow downtown BR

    March 29, 2013 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The River Center is anticipating its largest crowd in history this weekend, which could also mean historic traffic downtown. Friday's Elton John and Anthony Hamilton concerts will bring an estimated 13,000 people to the Baton Rouge venue. Hamilton's concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the... more »
  • Potential for interstate traffic this weekend

    March 15, 2013 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There could be trouble on area interstates Saturday and Sunday. The state is doing work in some areas, and traffic will be heavy for a popular parade Saturday that rolls through Baton Rouge that morning. Both Saturday and Sunday, DOTD crews are doing what's described as... more »
  • Controversial traffic camera ticket system discussed Wednesday

    February 12, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will debate the controversial red light camera system Wednesday evening. An item on the week's Metro Council meeting deals with the camera system's contract. American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is in charge of the cameras that snap pictures of drivers running red lights and mails... more »
  • I-10 opens after fire forces closure

    February 8, 2013 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A car fire closed parts of the interstate through the area Friday night. For about two hours, I-10 Eastbound near Highland Road was closed. Even after the car fire was extinguished, the highway had to remain closed until crews could get the vehicle towed away. The... more »
  • Expect evening delays on I-10 due to car fire

    February 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- I-10 Eastbound at Highland Road is closed after a car caught on fire. The fire has been extinguished, but State Police are working to get a wrecker to move the vehicle. Expect delays through the evening. *********** Follow the publisher of this post on... more »
  • Driver killed in semi, SUV crash on Airline

    January 31, 2013 1:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One person is dead after a crash on Airline Highway Wednesday night. The roadway was closed for hours as investigators worked the scene. The wreck involved an SUV and a tanker truck. According to State Police, the tanker pulled into westbound lanes of Airline just east... more »
  • Airline closed, one killed in crash

    January 30, 2013 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Airline Highway was closed Wednesday evening after a crash involving a tanker truck and an SUV. State Police said someone died. Responders told news 2 crews on the scene that the person driving the SUV had to be cut from underneath the tanker truck. There has... more »
  • Officer dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

    January 8, 2013 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic stop in Baton Rouge turned into something else entirely early this morning. Sources tell News 2 a Baton Rouge Police officer stopped a vehicle, and was then dragged some distance by that vehicle near the 16000 block of Florida Avenue. Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Driver identified in deadly loose trailer crash

    December 7, 2012 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of the driver, killed in a crash on I-10 Friday. David Hammer, 64, died when a loose trailer careened across the Interstate and into his lane. Hammer slammed head-on into the trailer. The crash happened just West of the East Baton... more »
  • I-10 reopens after fatal wreck, traffic still heavy

    December 7, 2012 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened I-10 in both directions just before 7 p.m., after a fatal wreck earlier today closed it for several hours. It happened at mile marker 169 between the Highland Road exit and La. 73 at Prairieville. One person died after a trailer came loose... more »
  • Audit: Unpaid tolls cost millions

    December 4, 2012 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials have allowed up to 300,000 cars and trucks to use a troubled toll bridge in far south Louisiana without operators paying. That's according to a report issued on Monday. In addition, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in an 18-page review that state officials failed... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash on Airline Hwy.

    November 9, 2012 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday on Airline Highway. State Police said Kyle J. Meyers was killed when a driver pulled out in front of him. According to Troopers, Meyers was headed south on Airline Highway when the other driver turned out of a parking lot,... more »
  • I-10 closures cause traffic snarls in Baton Rouge

    October 19, 2012 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is again slowing to a crawl in Baton Rouge today, after wrecks forced closures on I-10 in both directions. A wreck just before 11 a.m. in Baton Rouge closed I-10 East at Essen for a time while police removed vehicles involved, which included an 18-wheeler.... more »
  • More closures planned to repair spill damage

    August 23, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic engineers said portions of I-10 will need to be closed again to clean up damage from the controlled burn of a wrecked tanker truck yesterday. The Department of Transportation and Development said the repairs would be combined with other regular construction activities, and are expected... more »
  • Traffic signals slowly returning to normal

    August 23, 2012 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic engineers said they are working to return traffic signals in Baton Rouge back to their normal settings after a chemical spill on the interstate caused traffic jams yesterday. The lights along major arteries such as Airline Highway were switched to allow traffic going certain... more »
  • Nicholson closed for emergency repairs in EBR

    July 12, 2012 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed a portion of Nicholson Lane in south Baton Rouge today for emergency repairs. The Department of Transportation and Development closed the roadway between Gardere Lane and La. 1248 (Bluebonnet Blvd.) early this afternoon. They reopened one lane a short time later, and... more »
  • Hours-long commute could happen Tuesday too Play Video

    June 11, 2012 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Monday evening drive lasted for hours for most people who take I-12. Eastbound lanes were down to just one forcing a back-up. Thousands of commuters had little idea way, and frustration boiled over. "I've gone five miles in two hours," said Eric Newton. "I've got...... more »
  • Lawmakers to consider traffic safety measures

    May 3, 2012 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Senate Transportation Committee is set to hear a number of bills that could affect drivers in the Baton Rouge area. Some bills deal with exit and on-ramp safety in Downtown Baton Rouge between the Governor's Mansion and Washington Street exits, others deal with red light camera... more »
  • Interstates gridlocked after Baton Rouge wreck

    November 29, 2011 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic backed up across the capitol area this morning after a vehicle flipped on I-10 West. Even after the wreck was cleared more than hour later, traffic was still gridlocked across the city-parish. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said a car going westbound came... more »
  • I-10W back open after vehicle fire

    May 27, 2011 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is moving again on I-10 westbound at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge after a vehicle fire shut it down this afternoon. For the latest information on road closures, go to the state DOTD's website . A camper caught fire at mile marker 126 near the... more »
  • S. Harrell's Ferry Road won't reopen as scheduled

    November 19, 2010 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- South Harrell's Ferry Road between Jones Creek and O'Neal Lane will not open, as scheduled, this week. Five days of rainy weather kept crews off the site, and pushed back the time-table. Lanes won't re-open for another week. The week of December 6th, one lane will be open... more »
  • Rough Roads: Brightside Lane

    October 31, 2010 7:01 PM

    Brightside Lane is getting a turn lane, sidewalks and bike paths to ease the flow of traffic that's exploded from college housing in the past few years, but that improvement comes at a price. The road has been a headache for drivers for a year now, and the $15... more »
  • I-12 Eastbound: two lanes open

    May 12, 2010 7:49 PM

    Some eastbound traffic is now being allowed to flow on the shoulder between Sherwood Forest and Millerville, as well as the far left lane and left shoulder on I-12 eastbound. Sgt. Don Kelly with BRPD tells us that the wreck involved two vehicles. The wreck happened right before... more »

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