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  • Interstate reopens, traffic backed-up from merge to split

    December 19, 2014 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to DOTD, I-10 West is closed at the I-10/I-110 merge because of an accident. Officials say traffic has backed-up to Dalrymple as a result. You should use an alternate route if you're headed that way this morning. We'll update you as soon as the roadway... more »
  • Wreck causes I-10 traffic jam

    December 5, 2014 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 West has slowed down traffic significantly through Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened near South Acadian Thruway around 1:20 p.m. It blocked the center and left lanes of I-10 West. DOTD said... more »
  • I-10 West back open after wreck near Grosse Tete

    December 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    GROSSE TETE - State Police reopened the westbound lanes of I-10 in Iberville Parish nearly seven hours after a wreck with two 18-wheelers blocked the highway. Troopers said one of the big rig drivers would be cited for following too closely, which State Police said led to the wreck.... more »
  • Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    November 26, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour. The issues started early. Shortly after... more »
  • Man killed in single vehicle crash near Sorrento

    November 26, 2014 11:28 AM

    SORRENTO - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that killed a Baton Rouge man early Wednesday morning in Ascension Parish. According to troopers, the crash that took the life of 27-year-old Brandon Jamal Guillory happened shortly after 5:15 a.m. when his vehicle ran off I-10 west of... 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 »
  • I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

    October 18, 2014 11:31 AM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - Louisiana State Police say weekend traffic on Interstate 10 will be slow at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. That's because crews are repairing expansion joints on the I-10 State Line Bridge at Pearl River, closing some lanes. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says transportation departments in both states... more »
  • Woman hit, killed crossing I-10 on foot

    October 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said a Geismar woman died after she was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing I-10 East on foot early Wednesday morning. Troopers said April Tasker, 21, had stopped her vehicle and was standing on the shoulder of the highway near Highway 73 at 3 a.m.... more »
  • Pair of accidents cause backups on I-10 East and West

    October 9, 2014 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's traffic in both directions headed into and out of Baton Rouge as accidents in the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 have caused gridlock for afternoon commuters. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., DOTD reported all lanes blocked on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge due... 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 »
  • Traffic delays on I-10 west on new bridge

    September 21, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up on I-10 west from an accident earlier Sunday afternoon. Traffic has been piling up since the accident just after 1:30 p.m. and is now reaching the I-10/I-12 merge. DOTD says the accident has been cleared and all lanes are open, but... more »
  • Wrecked race car trailer delays I-10 traffic

    September 15, 2014 1:04 PM

    GONZALES - Traffic officials warned drivers to avoid I-10 East around Gonzales because of a wrecked race car trailer which was being removed. Authorities told News 2 the drag racer's trailer crashed off I-10 west of LA 30 overnight, going into a nearby wooded area. State Police said... 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 »
  • Police: One killed in three vehicle crash

    September 6, 2014 11:54 AM

    GRAMERCY - State police say a man was killed early Saturday morning in a three vehicle crash. Kenneth Nolting, 56, from New Orleans died after the crash happened near La. Hwy 641 at around 1:30 a.m. in St. James parish. Police say Nolting was traveling eastbound when he... more »
  • Police: New Orleans man killed in West Baton Rouge crash

    August 31, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say a man who wasn't wearing a seat belt was killed when the vehicle he was in rolled across traffic on I-10 eastbound. It happened near LA Hwy 415. Officials say Reese Randolph, 22, was killed. Police say Randolph was a passanger in... more »
  • I-10 through New Orleans opens after truck fire Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... more »
  • Tanker fire closes down I-10 in New Orleans

    August 26, 2014 5:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tanker truck carrying fuel overturned during a crash, causing an explosion that shut down part of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans late Tuesday afternoon. According to LADOTD, there were no deaths in connection with the wreck, but the truck driver was hurt during the... more »
  • No issues found during 'New Bridge' inspection

    August 25, 2014 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State inspectors said Monday, recent inspections of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge found nothing that alarmed them. The state released limited information about the inspection, at the request of the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit. The full report is not available for public review, a state spokesperson... more »
  • Jackknifed semi causes I-10 jam

    August 18, 2014 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Westbound lanes of I-10 through downtown hit a crawl's speed Monday. A jackknifed tractor trailer at the top of the New Bridge blocked all but one lane. At one point, state traffic cameras showed little movement around the situation. Law enforcement were on scene assisting, it appeared.... more »
  • Sewage spill slows I-10

    August 11, 2014 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic slowed to a crawl eastbound over the Mississippi River on I-10 Monday due to a sewer by-product that somehow leaked from a truck and covered the interstate at the Perkins Road exit near Southdowns. The substance, which appeared black on DOTD tower cameras perched above the... more »
  • 2 found dead on I-10 in New Orleans

    August 9, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Homicide Detectives in New Orleans are investigating the fatal shooting of two men on Interstate 10. Police say the killings are believed to have occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern New Orleans. Officers responding to a call about shots fired on the interstate found two men... more »
  • Construction repairs wrapping up in WBR Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:50 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A $1.4 million dollar construction project in West Baton Rouge Parish is close to completion. The state is working to improve driver safety around I-10 in Port Allen. DOTD says they are working on embankment repairs as well as patching pavement on the on and... more »
  • I-10 bridge inspection complete

    August 3, 2014 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD says the I-10 Mississippi River bridge inspection is complete and is safe to use. Rodney Mallett, DOTD Communications Director, says the inspection was routine and has to be done every two years and that the safety of the bridge was never in question. The... more »
  • Lane closure planned on 'New Bridge' this weekend Play Video

    August 1, 2014 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The westbound, outside land of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed this weekend for a routine bridge inspection. The closures will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. "This bridge is in good shape, but we need... more »
  • I-10 West open after crash with injuries

    July 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 westbound traffic slowed to a halt on Wedneday afternoon as an accident with injuries closed lanes and caused afternoon traffic to stack up. State police said the left and center lanes of the interstate between Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard were closed as law enforcement... more »
  • Traffic on I-10 near Whiskey Bay

    July 27, 2014 6:40 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - State police say a crash earlier today on I-10 westbound at Whiskey Bay is causing heavy delays. The crash is just after the Atchafalaya River Highway exit on I-10 west. Police are advise taking US-190 as an alternate route for the time being. DOTD says... more »
  • Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

    July 26, 2014 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man is dead after a crash on I-10 involving two suspected intoxicated drivers. Officials say Jason Smith's, 39, car stalled because it was running out of gas. He was hit by Sarah Raimondi, 37, while pushing his car. He is in... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    July 24, 2014 5:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge. The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr. The car appears to have... more »
  • Rain causes all-day interstate delay

    July 19, 2014 4:08 PM

    Traffic was backed up most of the day on Interstate 10 eastbound due to inclement weather Saturday morning, according to DOTD. Showers came through Baton Rouge starting around 9 a.m. causing the initial delays. The traffic then continued well into the afternoon with cars and trucks backed up to... more »
  • Breakdown on bridge causes heavy I-10W delays

    July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stalled vehicle on the Mississippi River bridge backed traffic up along I-10 and I-12 at the beginning of what could shape up to be a rainy, traffic-filled Friday in Baton Rouge. BRPD were on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. attempting to move the broken-down... 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 »
  • Dump truck on fire causes I-10 delays Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Late morning traffic headed east across the Mississippi River Bridge ground to a halt as an 18-wheeler caught fire near the middle of the bridge on Friday. The truck blocked the right lane of I-10 East and caused delays in both directions. DOTD said authorities... more »
  • Victim identified in I-10 deadly crash, alcohol suspected Play Video

    July 5, 2014 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Cody Holmes, 22, was killed when his 2003 Ford F-150 flipped over the I-10 guardrail onto the ground below Friday night near the Perkins Road overpass. Officials say Holmes was the driver of the vehicle. He was speeding on I-10 east and... more »
  • Teen 'serious but stable' after high-speed chase Play Video

    June 19, 2014 3:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A dramatic high-speed chase late Wednesday started near Baton Rouge and ended nearly 40 miles later with the arrest of a registered sex offender travelling with a 16-year-old girl who is now hospitalized for stab wounds, according to authorities. Witnesses reported seeing Steven Myers, 41, and Ashley... more »
  • Driver arrested in Basin Bridge crash

    June 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police says the driver of the car in the deadly crash on the Basin Bridge is out of the hospital and in jail. Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, flipped her SUV over the guard rail on the Basin Bridge into the swamp below. In her... more »
  • Parts of I-10 Basin Bridge closed until early Saturday Play Video

    June 13, 2014 8:57 PM

    WHISKEY BAY- One person was killed in a crash on the I-10 Basin Bridge after the vehicle they were in flipped on the bridge deck and rolled off the side into the swamp Friday night. There were five children and two adults in the car at the time of... 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 »
  • Ascension deputies arrest suspected I-10 vehicle thief

    May 29, 2014 2:54 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said a multi-parish investigation has yielded an arrest of a man accused of stealing multiple vehicles along I-10. Ascension authorities said they received three separate reports of motorists leaving their vehicles on the side of the interstate after breaking down and returning... more »
  • Victim of Bayou Manchac crash identified

    May 23, 2014 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Memorial Day weekend is off to a deadly start on the roadway in Baton Rouge. A car drove off the interstate and into Bayou Manchac near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension Parish line just after midnight Friday. It happened off of I-10 East just past the... more »
  • 6-year-old dies in I-10 wreck in New Orleans

    May 19, 2014 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 6-year-old girl has been killed after the car she was in flipped several times on Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans. Police say it happened around noon Monday near the Morrison Road exit. Investigators say the 36-year-old driver was headed west when she lost control of... more »
  • I-10 reopened after wreck on Miss. River bridge

    May 12, 2014 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed I-10 East over the Mississippi River Bridge for almost an hour after a wreck Monday afternoon. The wreck happened around 4 p.m. and injured two people, according to authorities on the scene. All lanes were reopened at 5 p.m., and congestion was past... more »
  • Motorcyclist dead after I-10 crash with SUV

    May 12, 2014 12:14 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - Louisiana State Police said a Slidell man died after crashing into an SUV on I-10 Sunday night. Investigators said that 29-year-old Joshua Roberts of Slidell was traveling eastbound on his motorcycle when he rear-ended an SUV. Roberts lost control of his bike and was thrown from... more »
  • DOTD: Minor damage to bridge after fiery crash Play Video

    May 8, 2014 4:13 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - Engineers with the Department of Transportation and Development were out Thursday morning inspecting the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. This comes after a fiery crash between four 18-wheelers left a couple from Ohio dead. The crash shut down the bridge for parts of last Friday and Saturday. ... more »
  • DOTD inspecting Basin Bridge after fiery crash

    May 8, 2014 11:51 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - Department of Transportation and Development crews are inspecting I-10 eastbound on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Thursday. This comes after a fiery crash killed a husband and wife last week. Engineers will be looking at long term fixes to damage caused by the crash involving four 18-wheelers.... more »
  • DOTD to inspect bridge at site of deadly wreck

    May 7, 2014 1:28 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - State traffic officials said they will close a portion of I-10 East this week to inspect the area where four big rigs collided, killing two people and shutting the interstate down for hours. DOTD said the right lane at the Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel will be closed... more »
  • Council paves way for new interstate ramps Play Video

    April 23, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has approved hiring a group to survey land for a future Greenlight project involving an interchange at Pecue Lane and I-10. The proposed project would include multiple through and turn leans on Pecue Lane, an entrance ramp and exit ramp on both sides... 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 »
  • Two killed in alleged drunk driving crash Play Video

    March 30, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a man accused of killing two people in a drunk driving accident on I-10. 38-year-old Dedrick Matthews faces two counts of vehicular homicide and a 2nd DWI among other charges. Investigators said Matthews rear-ended a car on the Mississippi River... more »
  • One killed, one charged in I-10 wreck

    March 13, 2014 6:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A man from Mississippi will face charges once he is released from the hospital after a crash killed the passenger in his van Thursday evening. Roberto-Carlos Rivas, 26, of Texas died. Devin Spence, 24, of Mississippi will be booked with negligent homicide, State Police said. Investigators... 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 »
  • Update: All lanes open, still congested

    March 9, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two separate accidents are causing delays on I-10. The first one is due to a vehicle fire that happened Sunday morning. All lanes have reopened on I-10, however the interstate is still backed up in both directions due to a vehicle fire near Perkins Road... more »
  • Traffic at I-10/12 split; mobile home fire

    March 8, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open after a mobile home fire on I-10 eastbound at the I-10/12 split. Right now traffic is backed up to LA-77 in Grosse Tete. Stay with WBRZ.com and watch WBRZ News 2 for the latest. more »
  • 100 gallons of fuel spilled on roadway

    February 25, 2014 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic fully reopened an I-10 exit ramp in East Baton Rouge Parish affected by a fuel spill Tuesday. The spill happened after a wreck at the exit ramp from I-10 East onto Highland Road. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department a piece of debris on... more »
  • Three rescued from wreck that clogged I-10

    February 6, 2014 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic on I-10 through East Baton Rouge Parish was stopped for hours after wrecks on both sides of the interstate during Thursday's evening rush. A fiery crash closed I-10 eastbound at Highland Road near Prairieville. Traffic was stopped as far as Bluebonnet. The road reopened at... more »
  • State Police: I-10 may reopen Thursday

    January 29, 2014 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana State Police say motorists should not expect to see Interstate 10 reopened before Thursday. Capt. Doug Cain says the state's major north-south thoroughfare remains closed between the Jefferson/Orleans parish line through Lafayette. Cain says the concern is that temperatures won't warm up enough to thaw bridges along... more »
  • Traffic backed up for miles on I-10 east near Ramah

    January 5, 2014 3:48 PM

    RAMAH- Interstate 10 Eastbound near Ramah is experiencing heavy congestion after a crash. Traffic is passing through one lane on I-10 heading into Baton Rouge. Take 190 as an alternate route to Baton Rouge from Lafayette. Traffic delays extend for five miles. 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 »
  • Truck overturns at I-10 on-ramp

    November 18, 2013 11:28 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said an 18-wheeler overturned while trying to get onto I-10 in Ascension Parish Monday morning. Troopers said the big rig turned over at the I-10 West entrance ramp on LA 73 just after 11 a.m. State Police warned drivers in that area to find... more »

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