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  • Roads closed, homes evacuated in Tangipahoa Parish due to severe weather

    March 10, 2016 9:46 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- Tangipahoa Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness closed several roads due to high water and they may also have high water signs posted. The Governor has declared a state of emergency for the entire state Thursday night, as flash floods, thunderstorms, and heavy rain pass through... more »
  • Governor proclaims State of Emergency, state offices closed in many parishes following severe weather

    March 10, 2016 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the state, Thursday evening. This proclamation is necessary in order to make resources ready and able to assist citizens affected by severe weather. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor will travel to Puachita, Caddo, and Bossier... more »
  • Stores in Clinton, Independence impacted by sweep of Walmart closures Play Video

    January 15, 2016 12:51 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart announced the closure of 154 locations across the country Friday, including several within the state. Locally affected stores include the recently opened Clinton Walmart, which is one of the corporation’s smaller “Neighborhood Market” locations. Other stores on the list for closure in Louisiana include Walmart... more »
  • Areas in West Feliciana parish flooded

    January 14, 2016 6:37 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - High water in West Feliciana Parish as a result of Mississippi River flooding has parish officials on standby. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office told News 2 they are monitoring water levels 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "Most of the properties that have been... more »
  • Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions

    January 11, 2016 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard announced a number of river closures, restrictions and other advisories Monday as a part of ongoing response efforts to Midwest flooding. A press release from the 8th District details all closures and restrictions throughout this period of high water and flooding with the... more »
  • Heavy rain causing street flooding, road closures

    October 31, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Heavy rain is causing street flooding and road closures across the Baton Rouge area. According to WBRZ’s Brett Buffington, Baton Rouge Police closed Burbank Drive near Walk-Ons due to high water in the street. Alaska Street near Louisiana State University is also impassable due to... more »
  • Mutliple Lane closures for I-10, I-110, between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this weekend

    July 9, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling between Baton Rouge and Lafayette using Interstate 10 should expect delays this weekend, according to a Louisiana State Police advisory sent Friday. The west bound right lane of I-10 near exit 139 will be closed from 8: p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. ... more »
  • Numerous schools closed Tuesday, due to damages

    April 27, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sixteen East Baton Rouge School System public schools will be closed Tuesday, the system announced late Monday. The severe weather throughout the area has caused mass power outages, most of which are still being attended to. Here are the schools that are closed: Assumption Parish •... more »
  • Old Perkins Road repairs, may hold some drivers up Play Video

    January 4, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Old Perkins Road will undergo construction this week, meaning at times the road will be down to one lane in each direction. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the project will begin Monday and go through Thursday. Lane closures will take place in the... more »
  • Zachary residents frustrated over road delays Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    ZACHARY - Frustrations are mounting with Zachary residents who live along Rollins Road. The reconstruction of the road started late last year and was supposed to be finished in June. However, the construction company the city contracted said they ran into delays. Residents just want the road to... more »
  • Lane closures continue as crews make ice repairs

    February 14, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State road crews will continue to fix damages on the interstate system caused by last month's winter weather. It means there will be weekend lane closures on I-10. The affected areas will be both directions of: · The westbound approach of the Mississippi River Bridge to the... more »
  • More weekend lane closures on I-10 to fix storm damages

    February 7, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State road crews will continue to fix damages on the interstate system caused by last month's winter weather. It means there will be weekend lane closures on I-10. There will be alternating lane closures through the downtown and Perkins Road area. The work is scheduled for... more »
  • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

    January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish. For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
  • State offices closed in 32 parishes

    January 23, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, state government offices in 20 Louisiana parishes will be shut down Friday, January 24. Nichols said the offices are closed due to dangerous driving conditions and scattered power outages. Weather forecasts in the area predict a mix of rain... more »
  • SU employees should still report, other schools closed

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM

    UNDATED- The threat of potential winter weather in south Louisiana has caused schools across the region. Here is a list of all schools that will be closed on Friday: * St. James - Announce mid-morning they would close immediately because of declining weather conditions * Alfred G.... more »
  • Parking lots shut down for LSU game after heavy rain

    September 21, 2013 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parking woes hit LSU gameday after multiple parking lots shut down due to heavy rain. The Bernie Moore Track Field and the lot by the Natatorium are closed. Parking has been redirected to the Old Alex Box outfield and the soccer stadium lot off Skip Bertman... more »
  • NAACP to weigh in on closure of railroad crossings

    July 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council unanimously approved a resolution that supports the local NAACP chapter's efforts to try to force the reopening of three railroad crossings state transportation officials closed last month. Patricia Morris, president of the Greater Tangipahoa Parish Branch chapter of the National Association for the Advancement... more »
  • DOTD: No lane closures during 'Super Gras'

    January 24, 2013 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities. The Louisiana Department of Transportation... more »
  • Closures due to Jan. 10 severe weather

    January 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Severe weather swamped already-flooded parishes this morning, forcing closed more roads and schools. Here's a list of updated closings for Jan. 10: SCHOOL CLOSINGS - Pointe Coupee Parish Public Schools: closing at noon - St. Mary Parish Public Schools - St. Helena Parish Public Schools... more »

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