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  • Construction start date set for LA 447, I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish

    February 5, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Traffic officials say construction is set to begin Monday, Feb. 15 at the LA 447 and I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish. The work on the interchange is expected to be completed in August of 2017. The State Department of Transportation says intermittent delays and possible nightly... more »
  • I-12 reopens at Drusilla Lane

    January 22, 2016 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials have reopened I-12 West at Drusilla Lane after it was temporarily shutdown Friday morning. Congestion from this incident is approaching O'neal Lane. Drivers should expect heavy delays on their morning commute to work and may want to consider using US 190 West as an alternate route. more »
  • I-12 East accident, rain result in major traffic headache

    January 21, 2016 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rough weather passing through the Capital City area is causing slick driving conditions and backing up traffic. DOTD Officials said an accident blocked the left lane on I-12 eastbound past Airline Highway causing traffic to back up beyond the 10/12 split. Congestion continued to pile up... more »
  • Driver arrested after stolen car chase along I-12

    December 24, 2015 12:45 PM

    HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police said authorities found and arrested the man accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle along I-12 West Thursday. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies booked 17-year-old Myron Pots into the parish jail. Troopers said they spotted a car Thursday morning which... 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 »
  • Mississippi woman killed in head-on crash near Hammond

    October 6, 2015 12:10 PM

    HAMMOND - State police say a Mississippi woman died early Tuesday morning as a result of a two vehicle head-on crash on Interstate 55 near Interstate 12 in Hammond. Crash scene investigators said they determined a Nissan Altima driven by 53-year-old Donna James, of Macon, MS, was traveling northbound... more »
  • All lanes now open after accident on I-12 West at Drusilla

    September 8, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West at Drusilla Lane following an earlier accident. Continue to check WBRZ.com for traffic updates throughout the day more »
  • Crash causing heavy traffic on I-12 at Holden

    September 3, 2015 5:43 PM

    HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police are urging drivers to avoid I-12 East at LA 441 (Holden) due to a crash near that location. Police said that traffic congestion is very heavy due to the crash and emergency road repairs on the interstate at Pumpkin Center Road. LSP recommend... more »
  • Congestion has cleared on I-12 West

    September 2, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Congestion has cleared on I-12 West from Juban Road to the I-10/I-12 split following an accident that happened this morning. The multi-vehicle crash happened around 6:30 a.m. We'll continue to advise you of any changes. more »
  • I-12 expansion nearly finished Play Video

    August 28, 2015 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Expansion work on Interstate 12 in Walker should be finished by October, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The $26.5 million expansion started last year and will bring I-12 from four lanes to six lanes from Walker to nearly Satsuma. For motorists in Livingston Parish going... more »
  • Video released of high-speed chase, driver blew .103 when arrested Play Video

    August 24, 2015 3:54 PM

    WALKER - Police said they arrested a highly-intoxicated Hammond man early Sunday morning after he led officers on a high-speed chase for more than 16 miles. Police said the pursuit began around 2 a.m. Sunday when officers saw a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Roland Reine slide to a stop... more »
  • Accident blocks right lanes on I-12 at Juban Road

    August 20, 2015 8:41 AM

    UPDATE (8:20 a.m.)- All lanes are now open. ------------------------ BATON ROUGE- A crash is blocking the two right lanes on I-12 West at Juban Road. Traffic is only passing through the left lane. The backup from the accident has reached beyond Juban Road. We'll... more »
  • Jackknifed semi closes I-12 for an hour

    August 17, 2015 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials reported a jackknifed semi trailer blocked some of I-12 West in East Baton Rouge Parish during the noon rush, forcing them to close it for an hour. The Department of Transportation and Development reported the semi blocked two lanes between the Millerville Road... more »
  • I-12 lane closures for construction continue this week

    August 10, 2015 12:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Lane closures on I-12 in both eastbound and westbound directions will be in effect throughout the week as the Geaux Wider series of projects on the interstate continues. Traffic officials say alternating lane closures can be expected starting Monday and continuing through Friday with at least one... more »
  • I-12 on-ramp to close at the end of the weekend

    August 5, 2015 3:11 PM

    WALKER - Sunday night, the on-ramp to I-12 Eastbound will be closed. Crews will be stripping the roadway, the state said in a news release announcing the closure. Construction workers will close the on-ramp from Sunday night at 8 to Monday morning at 6. Drivers are asked to... more »
  • Speed limit increases for parts of I-10/12 into effect Monday Play Video

    July 17, 2015 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Friday that motorists will be able cruise along at slightly higher speeds on parts of I-10 and I-12 starting next week thanks to roadway improvements made through projects in the Geaux Wider Program. Beginning on Monday, July 20,... more »
  • BRPD investigating the murder of a homeless man

    June 13, 2015 2:34 PM

    What initially looked like a natural death is now being investigated as a homicide. John Tallant, 59, was found underneath the I-12 overpass at the 1900 block of O'Neal Lane on May 26. The homeless man's death appeared to be of natural causes, but an autopsy proved that... more »
  • Denham Springs I-12 study chugging along Play Video

    June 11, 2015 6:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With road construction underway near I-12 in Denham Springs some residents are thinking big picture. Crews will do repaving work on Pete's Highway for the next few days. In the future, Pete's Highway could be the answer to add another way on and off the interstate.... more »
  • $390,000 worth of cocaine seized in I-12 traffic stop

    May 15, 2015 2:02 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police said a traffic stop on I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish Friday morning led to a pair of arrests and the seizure of more than $390,000 worth of cocaine. According to LSP, a trooper pulled over a Chevrolet Sonic on I-12 east of I-55 shortly after... more »
  • Man fleeing 'witches and demons' causes school lockdown

    May 1, 2015 3:49 PM

    MANDEVILLE - A Central Louisiana man passing through St. Tammany Parish caused a Mandeville high school to go on lockdown Friday morning after he called 911 operators to request a police escort because he was being pursued by "witches and demons". The man, who was traveling on Hwy 1088... more »
  • Range Avenue back open following crash that flipped SUV

    March 26, 2015 4:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - All lanes of Range Avenue at I-12 in Denham Springs are back open following an accident that closed a lane of travel in both directions on Thursday afternoon. The left lane of Range Avenue was blocked in both directions at I-12 on Thursday afternoon shortly after... more »
  • I-12 reopens after dislodged grate blocked traffic

    March 24, 2015 10:35 AM

    WALKER - Louisiana State Police said a dislodged drainage gate blocked traffic on I-12 West near Walker Tuesday morning. Troopers said the inside lane of I-12 West one mile east of the Walker exit was closed while workers fix the issue. Drivers were told to use use US 190... more »
  • Walker aiming to de-annex section of I-12 Play Video

    March 5, 2015 4:36 PM

    WALKER - Leaders in the city of Walker want to de-annex a section of Interstate 12 to help out the city's police force. Mayor Rick Ramsey says Walker annexed the interstate toward the Satsuma community 15 years ago. He now says it's time to get rid of the headaches... more »
  • Speed, impairment cited in deadly I-12 crash

    January 19, 2015 11:56 AM

    HAMMOND - Investigators said a man died overnight in a motorcycle crash on I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish because he was speeding and possible impaired. Louisiana State Police said 46-year-old William Wilbert died after hitting a pickup from behind while headed east on I-12 near LA 3158. Investigators said Wilbert's... more »
  • Multi-parish, 115 mph chase ends in Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2015 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a Baton Rouge man at the end of a high-speed chase Monday which hit 115 miles per hour in places and started in St. Tammany Parish. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Lee Anthony Jackson on aggravated flight, burglary, and armed robbery charges after the chase... more »
  • Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    December 22, 2014 9:08 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police arrested a man accused of moving drugs between Texas and Georgia during a stop on I-12 Monday. Troopers said they stopped a truck near the Hammond Square exit and found 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Authorities said a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • 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 »

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