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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
February 15, 2012 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - When it's rush hour on I-12, drivers know where they don't want to be.
Getting between Livingston and Baton Rouge is chaotic. Bang ups have caused miles and miles of back ups and some drivers have started fearing for their lives.
Now, the state Department... more »
February 14, 2012 4:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - I-12 East has now reopened near Amite River Bridge after tractor trailer accident.
The interstate was closed for more than an hour after the tractor trailer jackknifed.
I-12 East motorists were diverted to the O'Neal exit.
Traffic continues to be slow moving with the... more »
February 14, 2012 3:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler jacknifed on I-12 East this afternoon, closing the interstate at the Amite River Bridge according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Traffic is being diverted off I-12 East at the O'Neal exit.
I-12 East is backed up to Sherwood Forest. There's no word... more »
February 13, 2012 8:39 AM
BATON ROUGE- Heavy traffic on I-12 has drivers stuck on their morning commute.
There are two accidents reported at the College and Amite River/ O'Neal exits, as well as an abandoned vehicle near the I-10/ I-12 split.
The left lane is back open at the O'Neal exit, but... more »
February 6, 2012 2:26 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs are investigating a deadly crash that happened along Interstate 12 Sunday night.
Investigators say the driver of the vehicle died after striking the center wall.
Few other details are known at this time.
News 2 will bring you more information... more »
February 1, 2012 5:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Lane closures on I-12 will be affecting drivers until the middle of the month.
Lane closure between Juban Road and 4-H Club Road eastbound and westbound is in effect until Thursday at 5:00 a.m. for roadway surface work. Drivers can use Florida Boulevard as an alternate... more »
January 31, 2012 5:02 AM
ST. TAMMANY PARISH - A car accident along Interstate 12 claimed the life of a 17-year-old from Ponchatoula and injured her two passengers Monday night.
State troopers say Kristina Barnard died from injuries she suffered after her car struck a tree along the highway.
Investigators say Barnard was... more »
December 14, 2011 6:27 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- The last phase of I-12 widening broke ground today, with one catch; the expansion will stretch even further than originally planned.
The phase between Juban Road and the Walker interchange came in $14 million dollars under budget, so that money will be used to continue the three... more »
December 13, 2011 6:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Drivers faced gridlock along I-12 in East Baton Rouge Parish today after an 18-wheeler lost its load of pipes in a construction zone near the Amite River bridge.
Traffic was backed up for hours while crews cleared the wreck. Six people were injured, but none killed.... more »
November 12, 2011 10:21 AM
A woman fights for life while three other are injured after an early morning crash.
It happened around 2:39am Saturday morning on I-12 East Bound just before the O'Neal Lane exit.
According to officers, five vehicles including two 18-wheelers were involved.
BRFD removed the woman from a... more »
September 13, 2011 5:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Cable barriers are set to be installed next month on portions of I-10 between Baton Rouge and News Orleans.
Money for the $2.7-million project will come from safety funds from the Federal Highway Administration.
In East Baton Rouge Parish the project will begin at Highland Road... more »
June 28, 2011 3:45 PM
WALKER - A wreck on I-12 in Livingston Parish killed a Denham Springs man and shut down the interstate for hours, according to police.
Walker Police said a 57-year-old Denham Springs man died when he lost control of his truck, crossed the median on I-12 and was hit by... more »
June 22, 2011 10:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - The one-year-old child that was ejected from an SUV in Monday's I-12 wreck is expected to make a full recovery, according to police.
Sgt. Don Stone with BRPD said today the child is in stable condition at a local hospital. Another child that received a concussion... more »
June 21, 2011 1:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are waiting on blood tests to come back before issuing criminal and traffic charges in the I-12 wreck in Baton Rouge that put two children in intensive care.
Sgt. Don Stone with Baton Rouge Police said mandatory blood samples were taken from the drivers involved,... more »
June 7, 2011 11:22 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Roads are getting a lot better in Livingston Parish.
DOTD Secretary Sherri Lebas told the "Citizens for Highways and Infrastructure in Livingston Parish" group Tuesday night that nearly $200 million has been spent on roads there over the past four years. That's 31 projects, like the I-12... more »
April 7, 2011 3:11 PM
COVINGTON - Louisiana State Police say a routine traffic stop resulted in a big pot bust this morning.
Shortly after 6 am troopers stopped a 2010 Dodge Avenger for a traffic violation while on I-12 in St. Tammany Parish.
Troopers say the driver, Tasharian Riddick, 23, of Norfolk, VA,... more »
December 25, 2010 6:53 PM
UPDATE: All lanes have been reopened.
DENHAM SPRINGS- Interstate 12 westbound is closed in Denham Springs following a crash.
Traffic is backing up past Juban Road.
Use Florida Boulevard as an alternate route. more »
December 15, 2010 10:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - The tractor trailer that overturned this morning around 3 A.M. remains on the shoulder of I-12 east, just past the Amite River Bridge.
There are no lane closures at this time, and morning traffic has cleared up.
The truck was carrying hazardous chemicals, but no... more »
December 15, 2010 5:13 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS- An 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials has overturned on I-12 East at the Amite River Bridge.
The tractor trailer remains on the shoulder on I-12 east past the Bridge.
There are currently no lanes closed from the accident.
The 18-wheeler was carrying a hazardous a corrosive... more »
December 4, 2010 7:02 PM
WALKER - An apparent argument over an accident resulted in a shooting has left one man in a Baton Rouge hospital in critical condition. According to Walker Police, around 10:30pm Friday night, 25-year-old Derrick Ardoin and 53-year-old Hollis Johnson of Texas got into an accident near the Walker exit off... more »
December 2, 2010 6:01 PM
HOLDEN- A traffic stop on Interstate 12 turned into a major drug bust.
Chadrick D. Grimes was pulled over for a traffic violation when a police dog smelled marijuana in the car. Police searched the vehicle and found ten pounds of marijuana. The pot was packaged in four bundles... more »
December 2, 2010 2:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man from New York is behind bars after police found drugs during a traffic stop on I-12 last night.
The officer stopped Rodell Patterson for a minor traffic violation, but said further investigation found 75 pounds of marijuana in two duffel bags in the vehicle's... more »
November 4, 2010 5:41 PM
WALKER - The City of Walker is looking for improvements to the Interstate 12 interchange.
Mayor Bobby Font said three designs are being considered, and they all allow more traffic capacity to the entrance and exit ramps. They also include three additional lanes on the Highway 447 overpass.
... more »
October 15, 2010 4:50 PM
Motorists traveling east on Interstate 12 can expect a shift to the new Amite River Bridge starting Sunday. In order for the shift to happen, the following road closures will occur Sunday:
Eastbound I-12 between O’Neal Lane and 4-H Club will reduce to one lane from 8 p.m. to... more »
October 11, 2010 10:39 PM
Police are still searching for a man who shot at three cars in the early morning hours yesterday.
The incidents happened at Interstate 12 and Essen Lane, Jefferson Highway and Drusilla Lane and Jefferson Highway near Airline Highway. In some cases, the man shot the finger at the drivers... more »
October 2, 2010 9:31 AM
All lanes are open on Interstate 12 eastbound at mile marker 17, as of 12:15 a.m.
I-12 east and westbound lanes were closed last night due to an accident involving a car and 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler overturned and was in the median blocking traffic.
Police said a man... more »
October 1, 2010 7:51 PM
The right lane is open on Interstate 12 eastbound at mile marker 17.
I-12 westbound and the left lane eastbound are still closed due to an earlier accident involving a car and 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler overturned and is currently in the median.
Police said a man was trapped... more »
September 15, 2010 5:26 PM
All lanes are open on Interstate 10 west at College Drive after an accident involving an overturned vehicle earlier this afternoon.
Authorities said the lanes had been blocked due to debris from the accident. Paramedics said one person received minor injuries and was treated and released on the scene.... more »
September 10, 2010 5:14 PM
Drivers in the Millerville area are seeing some changes, but not all of them said they are happy about it. The new ramp meter installed on the entrance ramp westbound on I-12 is causing some concern for drivers.
"Sometimes the entrance ramp to the interstate will be backed up... more »
September 3, 2010 6:07 PM
Livingston Parish and state public officials turned the dirt to signal the start of the latest stretch of the I-12 widening project.
The construction will take the interstate from four lanes to six lanes between Denham Springs and Juban Road. The project will eventually stretch all the way to... more »