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  • All lanes now open on I-110 NB

    October 21, 2016 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-110 northbound. Friday morning, two right lanes were blocked on I-110 northbound past Florida Boulevard due to a car on fire. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • The Friday fiasco started; Track traffic live here

    October 14, 2016 4:21 PM

    SATSUMA - The Friday evening commute got off to a very slow start across the region. Shortly after 3 p.m., eastbound I-12 closed due to a wreck near La. 441. Traffic was slow between Walker and Holden. A state traffic camera showed traffic stopped at Satsuma. In the... more »
  • Pickup crushed by logs from overturned log truck

    October 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    ZACHARY - People were taken by ambulance after a log truck overturned and spilled its load of logs on top of a pickup. The crash happened on US 61 at Mt. Pleasant Zachary Rd. Pictures provided by authorities showed the semi on its side and logs strewn about the... more »
  • VIDEO: Airline Highway reopened after crews wrangle escaped cows following crash Play Video

    October 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mishap involving a truck and trailer with cows closed Airline Highway south of I-12 Tuesday. Both lanes of Airline Highway southbound were closed at Sherwood Commons. A turn lane on Airline northbound was blocked and traffic was slowing as people driving by looked at 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 »
  • Pregnant woman, man escape burning car on I-12

    September 27, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple expecting a child was able to make it out of their burning car on the side of I-12 Tuesday. The sedan burst into flames near the O'Neal exit shortly before rush hour. Flames were seen shooting from the hood of the car. A... more »
  • Overturned semi off I-10 caused delays on I-10 E in Ascension Tuesday

    September 27, 2016 5:00 PM

    SORRENTO - Eastbound I-10 slowed between Gonzales and Sorrento due to an overturned truck on La. 22 at La. 70. The box truck overturned just before 2 Tuesday. The semi flipped at the intersection just south of the Sorrento exit on I-10. Traffic backed up from local surface streets... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Post flood 'normal' means more traffic in BR; Road repairs underway

    August 25, 2016 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State road engineers are busy checking highways and bridges as water recedes from areas inundated by the flood last week. More than 1,400 bridges have been checked and every highway that was flooded has also been scrutinized by experts, Shawn Wilson, the head of the state... more »
  • One of two wrecks on Jefferson Hwy. involved a police officer

    August 19, 2016 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer was involved in a wreck responding to a more serious crash near the corner of Jefferson and Drusilla Friday night. Initially, authorities were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and an an automobile. The coroner's office was called to the crash involving... 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 »
  • State to spend $20-25 million on new Washington Street off-ramp Play Video

    August 3, 2016 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An announcement was made Thursday regarding the future of the Washington Street exit in Old South Baton Rouge. The governor, joined by city, state and congressional representatives, announced a new off-ramp is to be constructed at the Washington exit to help with the traffic problem. The... 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 »
  • $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 »
  • Man in custody following standoff on Wilmot Street

    June 24, 2016 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say they arrested a man Friday evening after he refused to stop for officers before barricading himself in a home. This happened at a home near the intersection of Wilmot Street and Conrad Drive. BRPD told News 2 officers attempted to make a... more »
  • Vehicle upside down after hitting I-12 mowing operation, city reports

    May 25, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Public works crews are investigating the possibility a person driving westbound on I-12 Wednesday somehow crashed into a mowing crew working on the side of the interstate. The impact flipped the private vehicle, which was seen upside down on state traffic cameras just before the Millerville... more »
  • You'll want to avoid College Dr. because of lane closures Thursday

    May 3, 2016 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Work on the city's sewer system will likely cause heavy delays on College Drive since southbound lanes will be closed and northbound lanes will be shifted later this week. A stretch of College near Webb Park will be closed for twelve hours Thursday. Southbound lanes will... more »
  • Travel time sign up, now being tested on La. 1

    April 20, 2016 7:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State traffic managers are testing a new, partly digital road sign that will provide drivers with commute times. The sign has been installed on northbound La. 1 but is not provided real-time information. A DOTD spokesperson said there is no date on when the sign will... more »
  • State to list travel times on some congested roads Play Video

    March 28, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new digital traffic sign will be in place sometime in the next month on the west side of the river, DOTD said. The sign on La. 1 will list travel times for drivers. State traffic monitors will use data to determine how long it will... more »
  • Woman taken to the hospital following train wreck Play Video

    March 22, 2016 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A train crash stopped traffic near the intersection of Essen and Perkins during the evening rush Tuesday. Traffic near OLOL is even more of a mess than usual. Ambulance appears to be taking a different route. pic.twitter.com/omReW8pN2o — Brittany Weiss WBRZ (@MsBWeiss) March 22, 2016... more »
  • Proposed BR streetcar to run early morning, late nights; more released today

    March 7, 2016 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city released more information about a $100 million proposed streetcar line through Old South Baton Rouge that will connect downtown and LSU. The line, called TramLinkBR, has been the topic of a series of meetings as engineers work on an environmental plan ahead of a... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Traffic just got worse as Friday's commute wore on

    March 4, 2016 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The commute hit its usual afternoon snag Friday. Problems started before 3 p.m. and traffic monitors said it was expected to linger until after 7 p.m. First, Traffic in both directions slowed between the New Bridge and Washington Street because earlier incidents on both sides... more »
  • Traffic alert: 25,000 expected for LSU events tonight

    March 2, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four different sporting events at LSU will likely mean huge crowds and lots of traffic Friday. Baseball, softball, gymnastics , and tennis are expected to draw as many as 25,000 people to the Nicholson area of campus. Events start at 5 p.m. North Stadium Road... more »
  • Wednesday afternoon snarl starts with overturned car on I-10

    March 2, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 toward downtown was at a standstill for a part of Wednesday afternoon after a car overturned above Washington Street. The vehicle could be seen upside down from state traffic cameras. Numerous emergency crews were gathered around the vehicle and, at times, traffic was moving around... more »
  • West Baton Rouge meeting on I-10 rescheduled for March

    February 25, 2016 2:03 PM

    ADDIS - State officials rescheduled a meeting about improvements to I-10 after it was canceled due to severe weather earlier this week. Engineers will discuss with the community plans and ideas on how to deal with traffic on the congested interstate between La. 415 and the I-10/I-12 Split. The... more »
  • Upcoming meetings to discuss I-10 improvements, BR streetcar

    February 19, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic improvement plans will be discussed at a series of meetings next week in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Planners and engineers will discuss two projects at separate meetings. The state will hold open house public meetings about improvements to the I-10 corridor from Essen Lane... more »
  • Say it ain't so: Study finds I-10 should be widened, new bridge needed

    February 2, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gaggle of business executives issued a report on the region's road issues Tuesday, blaming a backlog of projects in part for a lack consensus over its highest priority projects. The analysis by CRISIS - Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions - identified four key... 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 »
  • 'Road diet' meeting set for Thursday

    December 17, 2015 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials are expected to give an update on a road project in Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development has been working on the Government Street "road diet" for a more than a year. DOTD wants to shrink Government down to three lanes between I-110 and... 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 »
  • Antioch Road opens Tuesday Play Video

    September 29, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The first phase of work on Antioch Road in Baton Rouge was complete on Tuesday and now open to drivers. Antioch Road will now cross Old Jefferson to Airline Highway. Crews started work on the $5 million dollar project back in around August of 2014. Engineers hope the... more »
  • Elderly man hit, killed while changing flat tire

    September 10, 2015 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was hit and killed while changing a flat tire Thursday evening. State Police said Lawrence Shepherd, 80, of Baton Rouge, had pulled to the side of the road and was replacing the tire on his van when he was hit by another van. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge to launch carpooling program, website

    September 8, 2015 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Region Planning Commission plans to launch a carpooling program for the Baton Rouge area later this month. The commission would like to see more carpooling, not only to help relieve the Baton Rouge area's oppressive traffic congestion, but also to reduce a source of pollutants that... more »
  • Study: BR traffic 3rd worst among mid-sized cities Play Video

    August 26, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new study ranks Baton Rouge traffic third worst in the country among mid-sized cities. The study released Wednesday was conducted by INRIX, a company providing traffic information online and on mobile devices. The study finds Baton Rouge residents on average lose $1,262 a year in... more »
  • Numerous injuries reported in BR crash

    August 3, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple people were taken to area hospitals after a crash late Monday night. The wreck closed a portion of Burbank Drive between West Lee and Ben Hur Road. Numerous police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. Police said it appears one vehicle was involved... 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 »
  • Essen Lane Widening Play Video

    April 2, 2015 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will break ground on new construction today. The Essen widening project is the latest in the city-parish Green Light program. Essen Lane is one of the busiest and most congested roads in Baton Rouge.The Department of Transportation and Development is working together with the Green... more »
  • Overnight interstate construction started Friday

    March 20, 2015 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overnight construction began Friday and continued into Saturday morning on I-10 between downtown and the Southdowns area. For the next few weeks, crews will be replacing the asphalt surface of lanes on both eastbound and westbound stretches of the interstate between the Washington exit and the... more »
  • Runners ready for Baton Rouge

    January 16, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Downtown will play host to thousands of athletes this weekend. The Louisiana Marathon is Sunday morning but events and smaller races begin Saturday. Runners started to arrive as early as Friday and took to downtown streets to get a feel for the city. "I think the... more »
  • Car crashes into guardrail on I-10 near College Drive

    December 11, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are back open after a car crashed into a guardrail on I-10 East just before the noon rush began. The left and center lanes were closed for roughly 45 minutes as crews worked to clear the wreckage. The queue from this incident has... more »
  • DANGER ZONE: Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections Play Video

    November 17, 2014 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge is notorious for traffic congestion and wrecks snarl your commute, almost daily. News Two's Alexa Vogue narrowed the five most dangerous intersections and the spots identified are where you're most likely to get into a crash. While there is no sure way to ever... more »
  • Lane closures planned on Government Street Wednesday, Thursday

    October 28, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Government Street will have lane closures for the next two days as roadway experts collect data from the road surface. Wednesday and Thursday one lane in each direction will be closed. The closure will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. The lane closures will... more »
  • Wrecks slow traffic on I-10 to a crawl

    October 28, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple wrecks on I-10 slowed traffic on the interstate system to a crawl Tuesday during the noon rush. As of 1 p.m., DOTD reported wrecks blocking lanes or causing trouble in three locations on I-10. Two lanes were blocked by a multi-car pileup on I-10... more »
  • 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 »

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