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  • Body found in median of I-10 near Hwy 73

    May 16, 2016 2:40 PM

    GONZALES - State Police say that a body was found in the median of I-10 near Geismar Monday afternoon. According to State Police, they believe the person was a victim of a hit-and-run crash based on evidence found. According to Bryan Lee of Louisiana State Police, morning crews... more »
  • Man's sentence delayed after killing 5 in road rage-fueled I-10 chase Play Video

    May 12, 2016 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sentencing has been delayed on Thursday for a man convicted of killing five people during an alcohol and road rage-fueled high speed chase in 2011. The sentencing was delayed until Aug. 18. 34-year-old David Leger was scheduled to be sentenced for five counts of vehicular... more »
  • Incredible video shows school bus engulfed in flames, no injuries reported

    May 10, 2016 3:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Incredible video shows a raging school bus fire on the side of I-10 where, luckily, everyone escaped. The bus burst into flames near the I-10/I-49 interchange in Lafayette Parish. KATC TV , the ABC affiliate in the area, reported thirty children from an elementary school were headed... more »
  • Accident on La 1 South caused major morning delays

    May 5, 2016 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want take an alternate route on their drive this morning due to an early morning accident on LA 1. All lanes at LA 1 South at the Intercoastal Bridge in Port Allen are opened. Congestion has reached I-10 west at Bluebonnet Blvd. and I-10... more »
  • Tuesday morning commute will feature new traffic information

    May 2, 2016 3:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Tuesday morning, a new traffic sign listing drive times will be turned on. The sign, on La. 1 south of I-10, will be turned on and start showing data at 6 a.m. The sign will provide travel times from the sign’s location to the I-110, US... 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 »
  • Plea deal reached in I-10 speed trap scheme

    April 18, 2016 12:50 PM

    HENDERSON - There was a plea deal Monday in a ticket-writing scheme that involved a notorious speed trap at the western end of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Oliver Mack Lloyd pleaded guilty to false accounting and admitted his role in the I-10 ticket scheme, KATC TV reported on its... more »
  • Traffic delays back to normal after warning of heavy traffic

    April 15, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Drivers traveling on I-10 and I-110 should expect heavier than normal traffic congestion Friday. Congestion has returned back to normal afternoon traffic delays on I-10 and I-110, according to traffic officials. Traffic officials warned that inclement weather could cause heavier than normal delays earlier Friday morning.... more »
  • Traffic clear after soggy morning commute

    April 13, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Congestion cleared around 10 a.m. Wednesday after traffic officials warned that weather would bring heavier delays. DOTD officials sent out a notification around 8 a.m. warning drivers to expect heavier than normal delays due to inclement weather. Those delays were compounded after separate accidents blocked lanes... more »
  • Two children dead after 4-car drunk driving crash

    April 11, 2016 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two children are dead after a car crash that happened overnight on Monday. Louisiana State Police say that a 4-year-old and 6-year-old were killed following a four-car crash on LA 447 south of I-12 in Livingston Parish on Sunday. According to Bryan Lee with the... more »
  • Monday's drive home off to a slow start

    April 4, 2016 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gridlock started at 4 p.m. for eastbound drivers headed away from downtown Monday. A vehicle stalled and blocked the right lane at College Drive just as the evening rush started. Traffic was moving through the center and left lanes, but it caused a traffic jam across... more »
  • DOTD advises drivers of heavy congestion on I-10, I-110 and I-12 until 7 p.m.

    April 1, 2016 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD advises drivers to expect heavier than normal congestion on Friday afternoon leading into the night. I-10, I-110, and I-12 are expected to receive heavy congestion until 7 p.m. Friday night, according to DOTD. This post will be updated as new information becomes available. 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 »
  • 1 killed, 1 wounded in I-10 shooting in New Orleans

    March 27, 2016 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one man has been killed and another wounded in a shooting on Interstate 10. The shooting shut down part of the interstate for a while Saturday night. Police say Sunday one man that was found shot to death inside a Toyota 4Runner that... more »
  • Accident, stalled semi-truck causes massive congestion on I-10 West

    March 20, 2016 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say an accident and stalled semi-truck caused serious congestion on I-10 West in Baton Rouge Sunday. As of 6:17 p.m., the right lane was blocked on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge due to a stalled vehicle. Traffic was passing through the left... more »
  • Accident near I-10/12 split snarls Thursday traffic

    March 17, 2016 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An accident on I-10 East near the I-10/12 split has caused traffic to snarl across Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Around 4:40 p.m., traffic officials reported that the right lane of I-10 East was blocked due to an accident. Traffic was passing through the four left lanes,... more »
  • Flooded Interstate 10 near Beaumont closed through Monday

    March 17, 2016 11:21 AM

    BEAUMONT, Texas - Highway officials say flooded Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas will stay closed through the weekend. The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday said I-10 near Beaumont remains closed in both directions. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes because I-10 is not expected to reopen until Monday... more »
  • Third day of I-10 closure at Louisiana-Texas border

    March 17, 2016 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Interstate 10 remains closed at the Texas-Louisiana border. Traffic officials are keeping the interstate closed due to flooding from the Sabine River. This is the third consecutive day the road has been closed. The Department of Transportation and Development advises people traveling west to use I-49 North to... more »
  • I-10 remains closed at the Louisiana-Texas state line

    March 16, 2016 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Louisiana State Police say Interstate 10 is closed in both directions at the Texas state line. Sgt. Gary Smith with Troop D in Lake Charles says rising flood water from the Sabine River is covering the interstate Wednesday morning on the Texas side. Troopers say drivers should use... more »
  • UPDATE: DOTD closes I-10 La./Texas state line

    March 15, 2016 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that is has closed I-10 West (before Texas/Louisiana State Line) to traffic due to flooding. The closure comes on the heels of a flood warning that was issued for the area by the National Weather Service. DOTD did not initially... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Ahead of severe weather, meeting to address I-10 traffic canceled

    February 23, 2016 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather appears to have scared off a discussion about finding ways to solve traffic problems on I-10. A Tuesday meeting in West Baton Rouge was canceled. The meeting had been scheduled for the evening. It was not immediately clear if it will be rescheduled. DOTD... more »
  • DOTD seeking public input to solve I-10 traffic nightmares Play Video

    February 21, 2016 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A series of public meetings to discuss possible ways to solve traffic jams along the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge start this week. The first meeting starts Monday morning. The state Department of Transportation says the meetings will look at the section of I-10 between Essen... 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 »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E before LA 77; heavy congestion remains

    February 18, 2016 9:55 AM

    GROSS TETE- Multiple wrecks are causing long delays for drivers on the interstate. All lanes are now open on I-10 East in Gross Tete. The interstate was briefly closed near LA 77 due to vehicle recovery options. Heavy congestion still remains and has reached LA 3000 in Ramah. Drivers should... more »
  • Wednesday morning rush plagued with traffic problems

    February 17, 2016 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Wednesday commute got off to a slow start as wrecks on both sides of I-10 forced traffic to a crawl. First, I-10 West was closed after a multi-vehicle accident shut down the interstate over the Mississippi River for a few minutes. Congestion quickly built and at... more »
  • Donald Trump campaigns in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 11, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed crowd of what was estimated to be 10,000 people at the Baton Rouge River Center Thursday. Trump, a republican, took the stage around 7:45 pm Thursday. Trump supporters with signs in hand getting ready for Baton Rouge rally. @WBRZ... more »
  • Shooting death investigation caused I-10 delays Wednesday

    February 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    RAMAH - A shooting death investigation closed a lane on the I-10 Basin Bridge and caused a 10-mile long traffic jam Wednesday. One lane on the westbound side just west of Ramah in Iberville Parish closed before lunch. Emergency vehicles could be seen in the state traffic camera looking... more »
  • Overturned tractor-trailer causes lane closures on I-10 East at LA-30 Play Video

    February 5, 2016 7:03 AM

    GONZALES - I-10 East was closed near LA-30 as crews worked to clear an overturned tractor-trailer from the road. Just minutes after noon, traffic officials announced all lanes were back open after lanes had remained closed Friday morning. Traffic congestion remained backed up around five miles at the time... more »
  • I-10 West sees delays due to incident on shoulder

    February 1, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Congestion built on I-10 West at S. Acadian Thruway Monday morning due to a stalled vehicle and debris recovery operations on the shoulder. LA DOTD announced all lanes were back open on I-10 West past the I-10/I-110 split at around 11:50 a.m. after crews removed debris... more »
  • New round of public meetings to study I-10 corridor

    January 29, 2016 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Transportation and Development scheduled another series of public meetings to discuss possible ways to solve traffic jams along the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge. The meetings will specifically look at the section of I-10 stretching from Essen Lane to LA 415 in... more »
  • I-10W reopened after truck loses load on bridge

    January 29, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials shut down the westbound side of I-10 over the Mississippi River bridge after a truck loaded with steel construction materials lost its load. DOTD shut the interstate down at the I-10 / I-110 split in order to divert traffic to US-190. The ramp from... more »
  • Engineers to discuss Pecue I-10 interchange

    January 25, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers will discuss their environmental assessment of a proposed interchange on I-10 at Pecue Lane Thursday. The hearing will discuss the findings of the study, the first leg of a proposed construction project. Since the project is in its infancy, there is not a firm timetable... more »
  • Obama promise could help I-10 congestion Play Video

    January 15, 2016 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wheels appear to be in motion for Louisiana to get some badly needed road money from the federal government. Governor John Bel Edwards said Friday his administration received phone calls from Washington D.C. about a potential $100 million grant. This comes after President Obama visited earlier... more »
  • Car flips on I-10 exit during sheriff's chase

    January 1, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a stolen vehicle flipped during a pursuit which ended on the College Drive exit of I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the people in the vehicle were suspected of stealing from the Walmart on Burbank, and... more »
  • Man who fell from I-10 identified

    December 31, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man who died after falling from an overpass on I-10 in Baton Rouge overnight. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office said 31-year-old Dillon Dawson died from injuries sustained in the fall. According to Baton Rouge Police Dawson was in an accident... 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 »
  • DOTD to discuss status of Green Light Project on I-10 at Pecue Lane

    December 15, 2015 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials are set to give an update on a project that's expected to improve the flow of traffic around the city. Representative Darrell Ourso is hosting a town hall meeting where DOTD officials will talk about the progress on plans to add another interchange to I-10 near... more »
  • Overturned car backs up I-10 traffic across bridge

    December 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said no one was hurt when a car overturned in a wreck on I-10 East in Baton Rouge during the noon rush hour. However, traffic backed up due to the wreck along I-10 in both directions. The eastbound lanes backed up past LA 415 at... more »
  • Ribbon cutting marks completion for 1st phase of Essen Lane improvements

    December 10, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials and Mayor-President “Kip” Holden were present Thursday morning as a ribbon cutting took place at the Essen Lane/Interstate 10 intersection where a project aimed at easing congestion has reached a major milestone. The project is part of a larger collaboration between the mayor’s Green... more »
  • December 8, 2015 Morning News Pop

    December 8, 2015 8:12 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Multiple 18-wheelers involved in fiery wreck; I-10 shutdown in both directions between LA 77 and I-10/110 split EBRSO warns of phony warrant scam Heisman hopes tackled, Fournette not a finalist Next several days: morning fog, afternoon sun, gradual warming Updates... more »
  • I-10E closure caps day of delays, previews more to come

    December 1, 2015 7:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police closed I-10 East entirely between Lafayette and Baton Rouge after a wreck involving multiple vehicles Tuesday evening. The closure capped a day filled with wrecks, congestion, and delays for drivers trying to travel between the two cities. At one point traffic was backed... more »
  • Louisiana highway department to start bridge repairs Sunday

    December 1, 2015 4:11 AM

    SLIDELL- The Louisiana highway department has pushed back schedule repairs to a bridge railing on westbound Interstate 10. The repairs were supposed to start Monday, but will instead start Sunday. The Department of Transportation and Development says the left lane of the Middle Pearl River bridge will be closed Sunday,... more »
  • 2 hospitalized after wreck with underage drunk driver

    November 30, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an underage drunk driver sent two motorcyclists to the hospital with broken bones early Sunday morning. 20-year-old Joelle Stoker was booked on charges of failure to maintain control, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation and DWI. The accident happened on I-10 East near College... more »
  • Heavy traffic delays remain after the holiday weekend

    November 30, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic is moving slowly this morning after a busy holiday weekend. The interstate was covered in gridlock Sunday as drivers made their way back into town after the extended weekend. Drivers were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, resulting in a stressful day for travelers. "Baton Rouge is... 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 »
  • Police: three confirmed dead in single-car crash in Sorrento

    November 7, 2015 10:50 PM

    SORRENTO - State police confirmed three people were killed in a single-car crash on I-10 in Sorrento Saturday night. According to Louisiana State Police, two males and one female were killed when their vehicle flipped over and submerged in water near mile marker 189 on I-10 before Sorrento. They said... more »
  • Lafayette man killed in crash with 18-wheeler on I-10

    November 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    RAMAH - State police say a 50-year-old Lafayette man died when his small SUV crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish. Trooper Bryan Lee says the accident happened early Friday morning just west of the Ramah exit. Lee says Alton Ortega died... more »
  • I-10 backs up in both directions as morning commute comes to close

    November 6, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a typical Friday story, the day's commute on I-10 is seeing traffic backups in both directions centering around the area of the Perkins/S. Acadian Thruway exits. In the westbound direction, an accident that involved multiple vehicles blocked the left lane and caused congestion to stretch... more »
  • Two 18-wheelers involved in fatal Basin Bridge crash

    November 6, 2015 8:09 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- One person is dead after a crash on I-10 East. State troopers say two crashes took place at mile marker 133 near the end Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The accidents involved two 18-wheelers and a third vehicle. All lanes are back open on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. We will... more »
  • Stalled vehicle blocking center lane of I-10 W on Mississippi River Bridge

    November 2, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge. Crews have cleared a stalled vehicle that was blocking the center lane, causing heavy congestion before the bridge. Traffic from the incident has reached Essen Lane. more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E before college

    October 29, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East following an earlier accident, but congestion is still lingering. Traffic remains backed up to LA-1 on I-10 East and Capitol Access on I-110 South. more »
  • Backups remain on I-10 W after crash on Intracoastal Canal Bridge

    October 22, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on LA-1 South in Port Allen following an earlier wreck. Congestion from the accident is backed up on I-10 West all the way to the I-10/I-12 split. more »
  • Normal delays on I-10 W before LA 1

    October 8, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Transportation and Development says the heavy delays on I-10 West near LA 1 have subsided. Traffic was backed up to the South Acadian Thruway around 5:30 a.m. Thursday due to an accident on the shoulder. Drivers should still expect normal morning delays. more »
  • Truck in trees slows I-10 traffic

    September 25, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck that went off the interstate and into the treeline caused congestion during the evening rush in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. The wreck happened on I-10 West before Siegen Lane according to the Department of Transportation and Development. DOTD said the one lane... more »
  • Fish guts snarl interstate traffic

    September 24, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said fish guts spilled out of the back of a truck blocked multiple lanes of I-10 East and pushed traffic back across the Mississippi River Bridge during rush hour Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened at I-10 East... more »

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