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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • I-10 closures could cause problems for drivers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 13, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Portions of I-10 eastbound between the 10/12 split and Essen Lane will reduce to one lane this weekend. It's part of the next phase of construction where crews will rebuild three eastbound lanes and a new bridge over Essen. The Essen exit will be... more »
  • Congressman objects to ferry closures next year

    May 22, 2012 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans congressman is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to reconsider his plans to close two ferries in south Louisiana. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond sent a letter to Jindal on Monday criticizing the shut-down of ferries at Edgard and White Castle. Jindal recommended their closure in his... more »
  • Residents, business owners prepare for Staring lane closure

    April 11, 2012 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Drivers will should prepare for closures along Staring Lane between Highland Road and Kingcrest Parkway starting at midnight tonight. According to officials, the area will be closed for three weeks while roads are widened and sewers are upgraded. The closure is part of a tax-funded project... more »
  • Closures in observance of Good Friday

    April 6, 2012 7:16 AM

    The following offices will be closed today: State and city-parish offices The Clerk of Court's Office City Court District courts East Baton Rouge Parish public libraries Also closed today: East Baton Rouge Parish public schools Schools of the Catholic... more »
  • Road closures for Mardi Gras holiday

    February 17, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development released work schedules today for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Mardi Gras holidays which begin on Friday, Feb. 17 and ends on Tuesday, Feb. 21. DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra... more »
  • DOTD identifies roads to be impacted by flooding

    May 14, 2011 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development has identified roads in eight Louisiana parishes that will likely go under water some time after the Morganza Spillway is opened. Officials said they will monitor the situation and decide on closures as the situation develops. The following roads... more »

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