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  • Illegal immigrants in court after bust in Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 10, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly a dozen illegal immigrants spent the afternoon in Federal Court after they were caught in an SUV on I-12 in October. Most of them are being held in the Ascension Parish Jail. WBRZ has learned the nine passengers and driver were in route from Texas... more »
  • Vehicle fire reported near I-12

    December 4, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials warned drivers to be aware of a vehicle fire during the evening rush on I-12 West. The Department of Transportation and Development said a truck was on fire on the shoulder of I-12 at Sherwood Forest Boulevard. The right lane was blocked due... more »
  • Traveler arrested in enormous heroin bust on I-12

    November 18, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 26-year-old man was arrested after deputies said they found him transporting 15 pounds of heroin stuffed inside fire extinguishers in the luggage area of a bus. Juan Vasquez was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of schedule 1 heroin. Vasquez is from McAllen,... more »
  • Police seize stash of meth disguised as candles

    October 17, 2014 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents say a traffic stop of a passenger bus headed east on I-12 led to the arrest of a Texas man and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine disguised as decorative candles early Thursday morning. Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Highway Interdiction... more »
  • I-12 E reopened after wreck with injuries

    September 29, 2014 2:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State Police closed a portion of I-12 in Livingston Parish after a wreck with injuries Monday afternoon. Troopers shut down the eastbound lanes of I-12 at mile marker 25, east of the town of Livingston at around 1:30 p.m. LSP reported all lanes of the roadway were... more »
  • Drugs found, man arrested during I-12 traffic stop

    September 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police arrested a Florida man after investigators said they found narcotics during a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers arrested Alexander Pesante, 41, of Orlando after they stopped and searched his vehicle on I-12 near Hammond Thursday morning. Troopers said they became suspicious of... 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 »
  • Fallen trees cleared, I-12 reopens Play Video

    September 2, 2014 10:53 PM

    ALBANY- Westbound lanes of I-12 closed Tuesday night and authorities warned drivers to stay off the interstate until early Wednesday morning because trees fell onto the highway. A State Police advisory reported at about 10:30 that I-12 between Albany and Holden had closed to Baton Rouge-bound traffic. "Expect... more »
  • Interstate stop leads to big pot bust

    August 11, 2014 12:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police said they made multiple arrests and seized about 300 pounds of marijuana after an I-12 traffic stop on Sunday morning. The bust took place shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday when troopers stopped a vehicle on I-12 near I-55. Investigators said the driver, 26-year-old Carlos... more »
  • Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    July 31, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning. According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill. We'll... more »
  • Wreck closes I-12 near Hammond

    July 28, 2014 10:35 AM

    HAMMOND - Traffic officials closed a portion of I-12 after a wreck near Hammond Monday morning. The wreck happened on I-12 East near Pumpkin Center Road, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic is passing through the area on the right shoulder. DOTD reported the road... more »
  • All lanes on I-12 east reopened

    July 23, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-12 east are now open following a six vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. It happened on I-12 at the Albany exit. There is no word yet on the cause of the accident. State police say traffic remains heavy in the area. more »
  • LADOTD extends nightly lane closures on I-12

    July 10, 2014 3:38 PM

    WALKER - LADOTD's Geaux Wider Team said nightly lane closures on I-12 for construction between LA 447 and Satsuma Road will be extended until next Wednesday. I-12 East and West between LA 447 and Satsuma Road have been reduced to a single lane between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.... more »
  • LSP: Avoid I-12 near LaCombe due to wrecks

    June 11, 2014 1:07 PM

    LACOMBE, La. - State Police warned drivers to avoid I-12 near LaCombe in St. Tammany Parish after two crashes Wednesday. Troopers said the wrecks happened on I-12 East near La. 434 at mile marker 73. Pictures from the scene showed at least one 18-wheeler was involved. LSP Troop... more »
  • Monday night crash closed I-12

    May 19, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Westbound lanes of I-12, east of O'Neal Lane closed for a portion of Monday night as emergency crews worked a crash scene. The wreck involved an 18-wheeler and smaller vehicles. Police had not released the exact details at the time of this post. There were no... more »
  • Troopers will enforce new I-12 lane regulation Play Video

    May 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    WALKER - After several wrecks along Interstate 12, the state is cracking down on 18-wheelers using the left lane to travel through construction zones. The Department of Transportation and Development is now demanding that all commercial truck drivers remain in the right lane from Walker to the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • LSP investigating big rig crash on I-12

    May 13, 2014 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Delays can be expected on I-12 westbound near Holden due to a crash investigation involving two 18-wheelers, according to Louisiana State Police. State police said all travel lanes are open, but the traffic is backed up due to slow moving vehicles in the area. Motorists... more »
  • I-12E reopened after multi-vehicle wreck

    April 17, 2014 12:28 PM

    HOLDEN - State Police re-opened a portion of I-12 East in Livingston Parish just after 1 p.m., after a multi-vehicle wreck closed it an hour earlier. Troopers said the wrecks happened near Mile Marker 29 past Holden, where a moving truck had reportedly crashed into a center dividing wall.... more »
  • All lanes open on I-12 following 18-wheeler accident

    April 16, 2014 6:23 AM

    WALKER- All lanes are now open at I-12 West after it was closed at Satsuma following an 18-wheeler accident Wednesday morning. State Police say the big rig ran off the road and suggest you use US 190 as an alternate route. If you're traveling westbound on I-12, you should... more »
  • Update: All lanes open on I-12, still congested

    March 30, 2014 11:21 AM

    WALKER, La. - An overturned truck is causing traffic problems on I-12 East near South Satsuma Road. The accident is cleard and all lanes are open, but traffic is backed up to Juban Road. Police say expect heavy delays for the next few hours and if possible find... more »
  • Fire in woods slows traffic on I-12

    March 26, 2014 1:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Traffic was slow leading up to Wednesday's evening rush due to a fire in the woods, a state traffic alert reported. Traffic was described as very slow at 2 p.m. on I-12 eastbound near the Livingston exit. The smoke was causing significant issues between mile marker 24 and... 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 »
  • Traffic management system eases congested commute Play Video

    February 19, 2014 10:10 PM

    HOLDEN- An accident early Wednesday involving three 18-wheelers shut down portions of I-12 throughout the day, but a new program got the road cleared quicker than usual, giving drivers at least one rush hour that was better than the last. The Traffic Incident Management System, a program recently started... more »
  • I-12 East closed near Holden

    February 19, 2014 6:51 AM

    HOLDEN - I-12 East at the Holden exit will remain closed until noon Wednesday. Traffic is being diverted as crews continue to clear wreckage from an accident involving an 18-wheeler that happened just before Albany Tuesday night. We will update you right here as soon as the interstate... more »
  • DOTD: I-12 to reopen Wednesday night

    January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said they plan to reopen I-12 from East Baton Rouge Parish to Tangipahoa Parish later Wednesday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said crews are working to reopen I-12 East by 5 p.m., and I-12 West by 6 p.m. DOTD noted... more »
  • Freeze shuts down lanes on I-12

    January 27, 2014 9:49 PM

    HAMMOND - DOTD announced that they will shut down lanes on I-12 in Livingston Parish in preparation for the freezing weather. Transportation officials said that the inside left lane in both directions will be closed on I-12 starting at 12:00 a.m, Tuesday. The lane closures will be located between... more »
  • Tractor trailer truck bursts into flames on I-12

    January 3, 2014 6:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A tractor trailer truck burst in to flames on Interstate-12 early Friday morning. It happened around 2 am on I-12 East between the Millerville and O'Neal exits. Traffic was delayed while firefighter put out the blaze. No word if anyone was injured. more »
  • LSP identifies man found dead near Juban Road Play Video

    December 30, 2013 7:45 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police released the name of a man found dead on the side of the road in Livingston Parish Monday morning, and said the driver who hit him wouldn't be cited. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the body of Devin I. Hammond, 27, was found alongside Juban... more »
  • Gov. Jindal announces completion of I-12 widening

    December 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    WALKER - Governor Bobby Jindal announced the opening of six lanes of traffic on I-12 between Juban Road and Walker in Livingston Parish. The announcement was made this morning at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project widened this section of I-12 from four lanes to six. This... more »
  • Traffic on I-12 west near Walker

    December 8, 2013 1:27 PM

    Several accidents in addition to normal traffic has slowed down I-12 west near Walker. State police are out attempting to clear the roadways. Stay with WBRZ.com for the latest. more »
  • 6-laned I-12 is a highway dream

    November 12, 2013 11:58 PM

    PONCHATOULA- At least one lawmaker dreams of having six lanes of traffic bustling down I-12 through Tangipahoa Parish. State Senator Dale Erdy said he would like to see a wide interstate from Baton Rouge to the Mississippi state line. Much of the highway system is already six lanes, but... more »
  • Teen driver killed in morning I-12 wreck

    September 4, 2013 4:59 PM

    GOODBEE, La. - State Troopers said a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula died in a wreck on I-12 this morning. Troopers said Hailey Nagim died in the wreck around 11 a.m. about two miles east of the St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish line. Investigators said Nagim's vehicle went off the... more »
  • Overturned camper slows traffic on I-12

    August 7, 2013 1:49 PM

    ALBANY - An overturned camper on I-12 in Livingston Parish slowed traffic Wednesday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said it happened near the exit onto LA 43 near Albany, and blocked one lane of traffic westbound. Traffic on the interstate was backed up nearly to I-55.... more »
  • Woman killed in I-12 crash in Walker

    July 24, 2013 10:54 AM

    WALKER - Police say a woman was killed and her husband critically injured in a crash involving three vehicles and two 18-wheelers on Interstate 12 in Walker. The deadly crash happened at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Police Capt. John Sharp said it appears that an 18-wheeler changed lanes to avoid a... more »
  • Central Thruway opens to traffic Play Video

    July 11, 2013 6:01 PM

    CENTRAL - The long awaited Central Thruway is now open cutting the drive in half to I-12. The three-mile stretch connects Sullivan Road in Central to O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge giving drivers easier access to I-12. The thruway was in the works since 1997 and cost about... more »
  • Family: woman killed had cancer, search continues for runaway truck driver

    July 3, 2013 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 74-year-old woman who died in a car crash on I-12 Tuesday had stage four cancer her family said. Ethel Phillips was the passenger in a family-sized sedan hit by a dump truck on I-12 West near Airline. The sedan was knocked into the path of an... more »
  • 74-year-old dies from injuries in hit and run crash

    July 2, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 74-year-old woman died Tuesday, hours after she was hit by a runaway driver. Ethel Phillips was the passenger in a family-sized sedan hit by a dump truck on I-12 West near Airline. The sedan was knocked into the path of an 18-wheeler, and both vehicles crashed... more »
  • Police looking for dump truck in I-12 hit and run

    July 2, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the driver of a dump truck blamed for causing a lunchtime crash on I-12 that pinned the driver of a car under a semi. Police said a four-door family car was headed west on the interstate near Airline when it was hit by... more »
  • Semi plows off interstate, spills load in fiery crash

    June 26, 2013 5:14 PM

    ROBERT- Traffic on I-12 is congested after a semi flipped off the interstate during Wednesday's evening rush. The right lane on I-12 West is closed at Hwy. 445 because of the crash. Traffic is passing through the left lane. WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin , who was... more »
  • Police seek witnesses to deadly motorcycle crash

    June 17, 2013 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker asked any witnesses to a deadly motorcycle wreck this weekend near I-12 to come forward and help investigators figure out exactly what happened. Captain John Sharp with Walker Police said Jonathan Dale Free, 30, of Denham Springs died in the wreck early Sunday morning.... more »
  • Crash slows traffic around BR ahead of busy travel weekend

    May 24, 2013 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The evening drive on area streets and interstates was a mess, mainly due to an overturned car on I-12 East near Millerville. Friday, a vehicle flipped multiple times around 7 p.m. Multiple lanes were closed on I-12 causing back-ups elsewhere. Shortly after 9 o'clock, authorities were... more »
  • I-12W closed due to vehicle fire near Walker

    March 13, 2013 4:44 PM

    WALKER - Police said a vehicle fire shut down I-12 West in Livingston Parish this afternoon. Walker Police said the fire closed both lanes of I-12 West starting two miles east of Walker. They re-opened the roadwary around 5:45 p.m. Police advised drivers heading west use different routes... more »
  • Traffic warnings issued for I-10, I-12 work

    February 26, 2013 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials warned drivers to watch for big trucks and construction crews during two projects on I-10 and I-12. The construction, part of the Geaux Wider project, will take place overnight this week. Officials asked drivers on I-12 to watch for lane closures between... more »
  • Driver killed in morning interstate wreck identified

    February 18, 2013 3:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police identified a man killed today in a wreck on I-12 near Juban Road in Livingston Parish. Denham Springs Police said Melvin Beecham, 37, of Baton Rouge died at the scene of the wreck, which happened just after midnight. Investigators said Beecham was driving a... more »
  • I-10 lane widening welcomed after delays Play Video

    February 18, 2013 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials cut the ribbon today on the completion of another phase of interstate construction in Baton Rouge. Officials celebrated the opening of two additional lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/12 split and Siegen Lane. Bad weather delayed the previously-scheduled opening, which had... more »
  • More road work wanted in Livingston Parish Play Video

    February 4, 2013 10:05 PM

    WALKER- Leaders in Livingston Parish want to widen Hwy. 190 across more of the parish. It's part of the "wish list" they gave federal leaders when the two groups met in Washington, D.C. Recently. In addition to Hwy. 190, leaders want other streets to get attention, too. ... more »
  • Wreck, oil reported on I-12 in Livingston Parish

    January 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish responded to two traffic incidents this morning after heavy rains there. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office reported a vehicle flipped in some water on I-12 West between Satsuma and Walker. Police and EMS were responding to the wreck as of 10:30 a.m. ... more »
  • One phase of I-12 project wrapping up soon Play Video

    November 16, 2012 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The widening of I-12 between Juban Road and Walker could wrap up by next spring. An additional lane of traffic is being added in each direction. State traffic officials say another phase could start late next year. That phase will involve widening the interstate between Walker and... more »
  • More closures planned to repair spill damage

    August 23, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic engineers said portions of I-10 will need to be closed again to clean up damage from the controlled burn of a wrecked tanker truck yesterday. The Department of Transportation and Development said the repairs would be combined with other regular construction activities, and are expected... more »
  • Two pedestrians killed on I-12

    June 15, 2012 9:55 AM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Two pedestrians were struck and killed on I-12 eastbound, east of LA 434, shortly before 3:30 a.m. on June15. According to a release, Tyler Bier, 29, of Mandevile, was travelling in the right lane of I-12 east when he unsuccessfully swerved to avoid two pedestrians... more »
  • DOTD data shows new I-12 lanes show improved travel times

    June 13, 2012 2:49 PM

    Baton Rouge- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced that data gathered by the department's traffic management center since new lanes were opened on I-12 between O'Neal Lane and Juban Road show a major improvement in travel times for drivers traveling the corridor. The data shows... more »
  • I-12 Expansion opens after three years of work Play Video

    June 12, 2012 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After more than three years of construction and subsequent traffic delays, The Department of Transportation and Development has opened Interstate 12 between O'Neal Lane in East Baton Rouge Parish and Juban Road in Livingston Parish. "It's the best thing that I could ever wish for to... more »
  • Traffic building after I-12W lane closure

    June 8, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is building on I-12 West after workers closed one lane and an exit ramp for construction today. The Department of Transportation and Development said the right lane on I-12 West at the Amite River Bridge and the O'Neal exit ramp are closed for construction. ... more »
  • New developments on Juban Crossing

    May 21, 2012 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill creating a new tax district around the Juban Crossing development is one step closer to final approval. The Louisiana House Appropriations Committee approved the bill, which keeps revenue from a one-cent sales tax at the site to pay for things like sewage and drainage improvements.... more »
  • Accident causes delays along I-12

    May 8, 2012 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE -The right lane is blocked on I-12 West at O'Neal and all lanes are now open on I-12 East at O'Neal, after an accident on the westbound side, according to DOTD. Fire and EMS crews are on the scene. Traffic is passing through the left lane... more »
  • Dangerous "s-curve" on I-12 goes away overnight Play Video

    April 23, 2012 7:41 PM

    INTERSTATE 12- Drivers will notice a big change Tuesday morning; no more so-called "s-curve." Overnight Monday, the DOTD will work to straighten the Interstate between East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes. Two new lanes will open and construction will continue in a third. The change comes after months... more »
  • DOTD announces I-12 emergency repair

    April 18, 2012 3:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Traffic officials announced they would close one lane of I-12 West in Livingston Parish tomorrow morning for emergency repairs to a major pothole. Engineers at the Department of Transportation and Development said the hole at mile marker 29 just west of the Holden exit to La. 441... more »
  • I-12 construction, lane closed

    March 28, 2012 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-12 eastbound will be closed at the O'Neal Lane interchange from 8pm Saturday, March 31st for approximately 12 hours. The closure is necessary to allow construction crews to safely power concrete on the O'Neal overpass. Also, O'Neal Lane north and southbound will be closed under the I-12... more »
  • State Police writing tickets on I-12

    March 27, 2012 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police have pulled over more than 300 drivers during an effort to slow traffic along a controversial "S" curve on I-12. It's been the site of several crashes that have closed the interstate. The last accident was on February 29. After that, troopers were... more »
  • Livingston could reopen waterways tomorrow

    March 23, 2012 10:18 PM

    Livingston Parish could reopen waterways shut down because of high water south of I-12 because of the heavy rain. Parish leaders want the closure lifted. Especially, since the weather is shaping up nicely. And a change of heart about the waterways would lift Carl Lind's spirits. He's owned the Tickfaw... more »
  • Livingston Parish closes waterways south of I-12 to recreational vehicles

    March 22, 2012 12:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has closed all waterways to recreational vehicles south of Interstate 12 because of flooding after the heavy rains experienced Wednesday. The closure will last from March 22nd at noon to March 26th at noon. Officials... more »
  • I-10 West flooding

    March 21, 2012 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding on I-12 West near the I-10 and I-12 split. One lane is closed in the construction zone due to flooding. Traffic is backed up, down to one lane and moving slowly. News2 will continue to monitor the situation with updates on the web and on News2... more »
  • DOTD: Lane shift on I-12 to be gone in April Play Video

    February 29, 2012 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Transporation and Development said today that safety measures already in place on I-12 would do until April, when construction barriers and a lane shift there are supposed to be removed. State Police said this morning a Texas trucker was driving too fast... more »
  • O'Neal Lane closure update

    February 22, 2012 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of O'Neal Lane will be closed this Saturday 02/25 and Sunday 02/26 from 8:00pm to 5:00am. The Northbound and Southbound lanes will be closed under I-12 between the on and off ramps of the interstate highway. The I-12 on and off ramps will... more »

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