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  • In new report, I-12 barriers focus of flood concerns again Play Video

    September 5, 2017 12:40 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A lengthy report by the Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District highlighted how bridges and interstate barriers impacted the August 2016 flood event. You can read the entire report HERE . “Bridges had a widespread impact on peak flood levels throughout the [basin],”... more »
  • Lane closures next week for extensive repairs to I-10, I-12

    July 7, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews will do extensive patchwork to I-10 and I-12 through Baton Rouge and into Livingston Parish over the next week. DOTD announced lane closures for the work Friday morning. Closures begin later in the evening, Friday, July 7. There will be alternating lane closures on... more »
  • Pothole work on I-12 slows westbound traffic

    June 28, 2017 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews filling potholes on I-12 slowed traffic Wednesday morning. Two lanes of I-12 headed toward Baton Rouge from Livingston Parish were closed as crews patched holes on the highway. The lane closures were rolling – meaning traffic was allowed back in the lanes once crews finished... more »
  • Alternating lane closures scheduled on I-12 for patch work

    June 8, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE – I-12 east and west bound, between the I-10/12 split and the Livingston Parish line, will have alternating lane closures next week. The lane closures will be from Friday, June 9 through Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. According to DOTD,... more »
  • Police hold fundraiser for BRPD officer injured in I-12 crash

    May 5, 2017 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Zachary Police Department held a fundraiser for a Baton Rouge Police officer who was injured in a car crash on I-12. Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Rickey Faust was driving his unit on I-12 east between the Millerville and Sherwood Forest exit when responding to... more »
  • BRPD to hold blood drive for officer injured in I-12 crash Play Video

    April 20, 2017 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department will hold a blood drive for an officer who was injured in a crash on I-12 . BRPD officer Rickey Faust was responding to an alarm call last month and was driving his unit on I-12 east between the Millerville and... more »
  • I-12 east reopens at Holden exit due to camper fire

    April 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    HOLDEN - A vehicle fire closed I-12 east for 40 minutes near the Holden exit Friday afternoon. According to DOTD, as of 3:18 p.m., the left lane has reopened to traffic. Congestion has reached Satsuma. The fire happened around 2:10 p.m. Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene showed... more »
  • Numerous injuries reported in I-12 wreck Friday

    April 7, 2017 6:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON – As many as twelve people could be hurt in an accident on I-12; some of them children, sources told WBRZ Friday. The wreck happened in a stretch of interstate between Walker and Livingston. There are no state traffic cameras in the area but WBRZ's advanced traffic-tracking technology... more »
  • Bad crash slows traffic on I-12 Eastbound Saturday morning

    March 11, 2017 8:58 AM

    LIVINGSTON - There were heavy delays on I-12 Saturday morning due to a wreck in an eastbound lane near Exit 22. Speciffic information about the wreck has not been released, but sources said one person was trapped in a vehicle. Sources also said ground units and an emergency helicopter... more »
  • LIVE UPDATES: Wednesday morning commute

    February 8, 2017 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling into capital city should expect some delays after multiple breakdowns closed lanes on I-10 and I-12 Wednesday morning. According to DOTD, around 8:15 a.m., a stalled 18-wheeler closed the center lane of I-12 at Range. Delays from this incident reached Juban Road before roads... more »
  • Crash closes lanes on I-12 west at Drusilla Lane

    January 25, 2017 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Sources say three people, including two children, were hurt after a crash on I-12 west closed lanes near Drusilla Lane Wednesday afternoon. According to DOTD, the crash happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sources tell WBRZ's Brett Buffington that the three victims were transported to the... more »
  • Woman found dead on I-12 reported missing before Christmas

    January 25, 2017 12:53 PM

    WALKER – Police promised a swift investigation into what left a woman dead under a bridge on I-12 this week. Saturday night, Walker Police released the identity of the body. They said Jennifer Annette Blount, 30, was found under the bridge on I-12 at West Colyell Creek Wednesday. ... more »
  • WATCH: Impaired driver crashes into Trooper's vehicle on I-12 Play Video

    January 24, 2017 2:11 PM

    *above video courtesy of Louisiana State Police HAMMOND – An impaired driver was captured on video crashing into the back of a Louisiana State Trooper on I-12 over the weekend. The crash occurred on I-12 westbound west of Hammond shorty after noon when Troopers received several calls about an... more »
  • Nightly lane closures for I-12 west between Walker and Livingston next week

    January 20, 2017 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Westbound lanes of I-12 will be closed nightly from LA 63 to LA 441 starting Tuesday, Jan. 24. According to DOTD, the lane closures will start from 8 p.m. and will end at 6 a.m. as crews work on a bridge. Traffic officials suggest drivers take... more »
  • State Trooper involved in crash on I-12 near Essen Lane

    January 11, 2017 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities responded to a crash involving a Louisiana State Trooper on I-12 West just past Essen Lane. According to State Police, the Trooper was in an unmarked unit. No one was seriously injured following the crash. According to DOTD, the left lane on I-12 west... more »
  • Walker files lawsuit against state; blames I-12 expansion for flooding

    January 5, 2017 4:17 PM

    WALKER – The city of Walker filed a class action lawsuit against the state, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and its contractors on Thursday afternoon, citing that the expansion of I-12 contributed to the severe flooding in the area during the August flood. Attorney Josh Palmintier of deGravelles,... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal hit and run on Juban Road

    December 20, 2016 7:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS– Louisiana State Police are looking for the driver in a hit and run crash that left one person dead. The crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon around 6 p.m. on Juban Road south of I-12. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Corey Peeples. Authorities say Peeples was... more »
  • Semi-truck crashes while towing another on I-12

    December 13, 2016 5:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The driver of a semi-truck towing another truck lost control and ran off the road on I-12 east bound. The incident happened near the Juban exit and caused the interstate to close a lane while crews worked to removed the crashed trucks. Following the crash,... more »
  • I-12 west reopened

    November 29, 2016 11:53 PM

    WALKER - I-12 westbound is now open. Tuesday night, two lanes of I-12 westbound were closed following a vehicle fire on the shoulder of the road. Authorities and response crews were on the scene near the Walker exit for more than an hour. Initially, all lanes westbound... more »
  • Sunday holiday trek home slows interstates through Baton Rouge

    November 27, 2016 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The notorious Sunday trek home from the Thanksgiving holiday has started. Slowdowns started before 11 o'clock Sunday morning and will likely last most of the afternoon. Traffic monitors warned drivers to expect delays on all interstates in the city - I-10, I-110 and I-12. Baton... more »
  • I-12 west briefly closed near Holden for vehicle fire

    November 27, 2016 12:05 AM

    HOLDEN - Parts of I-12 west were closed Saturday evening due to a vehicle fire past the Holden exit. According to DOTD, I-12 west at mile marker 25 was closed around 10:52 p.m. Traffic is passing through the left lane, but the right lane remains blocked. Congestion from the... more »
  • Lanes open following accident near I-10 west at College Drive exit

    November 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multicar crash on I-10 west blocked two lanes near the College Drive exit just before noon Friday. The crash happened around 11:51 a.m. just before the College Drive exit. Lanes opened around 12: 45 a.m. Photos from the scene showed multiple cars stopped or pulled... more »
  • Lawyer: I-12 safety wall could have aggravated flooding

    October 7, 2016 9:26 AM

    WALKER - An attorney representing the city of Walker says as many as 100,000 people in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes may have received additional flooding because of the concrete safety wall built along the median of Interstate 12. Joshua Palmintier spoke to a group of some 50 residents... more »
  • Bye Buc-ee's; Retailer with cult following pulls out of BR plans Play Video

    October 4, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eight months after news first broke Buc-ee's was set to open its first location outside of Texas at the Millerville exit on I-12, the company revealed it had canceled its plans for such a store. A representative with the company said Tuesday, the decision was made... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 29, 2016 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Thursday morning, the two right lanes are closed on I-10 westbound on the Mississippi River Bridge due to an accident. ACCIDENT: two right lanes blocked on I-10 W @ MS River Bridge, Delay to 10/12 split... more »
  • Addis man killed in Sunday morning crash on I-12

    September 18, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say an Addis man died Sunday in a one vehicle crash on I-12. The crash happened around 1:21 a.m. Sunday morning on I-12 westbound at the Millerville Road. According to Baton Rouge Police, Grimes was driving a 2007 Honda Accord when it veered from a... more »
  • Accident involving car and motorcycle causes delays on I-12 East at Millerville

    September 13, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of I-12 East at Millerville are open following a car and motorcycle accident that has caused traffic delays. The accident happened on I-12 East near Millerville Road on Tuesday just before 4 p.m. According to EMS, one person has been transported from the scene, however... more »
  • State Police sets up hotline for cars towed on I-12

    August 16, 2016 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have set up a hotline for people trying to get information on how to reclaim their cars that were towed after becoming stranded on I-12. Due to the recent severe weather and flooding in the state, numerous vehicles were left in the lanes... more »
  • Hundreds stranded on I-12 for up to 28 hours over weekend

    August 15, 2016 5:25 AM

    Some motorists spent as many as 24 hours stranded on Interstate 12 in the literal wake of this weekend’s torrential downpours and resulting flooding. WWL-TV Reporter Lauren Bale was at the scene, and she said some motorists tried to make the best of a terrible situation by turning the... more »
  • Troopers evacuating stranded motorists from I-12

    August 13, 2016 9:49 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH - A state police spokesman says authorities are going car to car to rescue people stranded on the Interstate from the horrific Louisiana flooding. Maj. Doug Cain from the Louisiana State Police said about 125 vehicles are stranded on Interstate 12 between Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge.... more »
  • I-12 West at Essen to I-10/12 split opened after closed following memorial service

    July 28, 2016 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say heavy interstate delays and closures can be expected up until 6 p.m. Thursday due to an afternoon memorial for fallen officers. I-12 West at Essen is now open after it was closed to traffic at the I-10/I-12 split following the memorial. DOTD advises... more »
  • All lanes opened after major wreck causes lane closure of I-12

    July 12, 2016 9:13 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - All lanes are opened on I-12 westbound after a major accident closed the interstate for about an hour. Congestion has reached approximately five miles on I-12 west. According to a spokesperson from Acadian Ambulance, one person has been airlifted to the hospital after being trapped... more »
  • Car fire closes I-12 overnight

    July 3, 2016 12:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - I-12 closed overnight as authorities worked a crash where a vehicle caught on fire. Sunday morning, ActionNews17 reported on its Facebook page what appeared to be a van burst into flames. I-12 was closed for a portion of the night as Livingston Fire District 5, Walker... more »
  • Drunk driver plows through accident scene, injures medics and policeman

    June 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a driver plowed through first responders early Sunday morning as they were working an accident scene on I-10. First responders were working an accident on I-10 East at the I-12 split around 1:30 a.m. when a car drove through the scene. According to arrest... more »
  • Louisiana and Texas authorities working to find info on abandoned cattle trailer

    June 23, 2016 1:42 PM

    FORT WORTH – Texas authorities are now joining Louisiana law enforcement in seeking information about an abandoned trailer containing 18 head of cattle . The trailer was found on June 20 along I-12 heading east near Hammond. The trailer the cattle were abandoned in is a gray 24-foot 1997 Circle... more »
  • Deputies have yet to solve mystery of abandoned cattle trailer

    June 20, 2016 5:02 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangiaphoa Parish released images of a cattle trailer that was found abandoned with 18 head of cattle inside along I-12 as their investigation continues. On Monday, the Department of Agriculture and Forestry reported the "gooseneck" trailer was located along I-12 heading east near Hammond... more »
  • Body found under I-12 overpass at Holden

    June 1, 2016 11:24 AM

    HOLDEN - Sheriff’s deputies say a body was discovered under an I-12 overpass in Livingston Parish Wednesday morning. LPSO spokeswoman Lori Steele says the human remains were located under the I-12 overpass at Holden. Foul play is not suspected at this point in the investigation, according to deputies.... more »
  • Vehicle upside down after hitting I-12 mowing operation, city reports

    May 25, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Public works crews are investigating the possibility a person driving westbound on I-12 Wednesday somehow crashed into a mowing crew working on the side of the interstate. The impact flipped the private vehicle, which was seen upside down on state traffic cameras just before the Millerville... more »
  • Lanes now open after overturned big rig carrying load of limes caused I-12 delays

    May 25, 2016 8:51 AM

    HOLDEN - All lanes of I-12 West near Holden are now open after vehicle recovery operations were performed on an 18-wheeler carrying a load of limes that overturned Tuesday night. The truck rolled at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and kept at least one lane of the interstate closed for most... more »
  • Walker roundabout construction begins Monday Play Video

    May 9, 2016 7:10 PM

    WALKER- Construction for the addition of a roundabout on the I-12 ramp in Walker started on Monday. The Department of Transportation and Development believes that adding the roundabout will make traffic safer and faster. The work started on Monday on a quarter-mile stretch of LA 447. Audry Gonzales, a Walker... 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 »
  • Overturned vehicle blocks lanes on I-12 in Livingston

    April 8, 2016 4:34 PM

    SATSUMA - Eastbound lanes of I-12 slowed because of an overturned pickup truck Friday afternoon. The truck was flipped on its side, facing on-coming traffic. It was not immediately clear what hapened or if anyone was injured. DOTD has not issued a traffic alert about the situation as... 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 »
  • DOTD: I-12 in Livingston to have lane shifts due to road work

    March 24, 2016 11:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that there will be alternating lane shifts at the I-12 Eastbound/Westbound Exit/On Ramps at LA 441 (Exit 29) starting Monday, Mar. 28. The lane shifts will be until Thursday, Mar. 31, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to... 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 »
  • Crews beginning work on LA-447, I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2016 8:31 AM

    WALKER- Residents in Livingston Parish will be dealing with some traffic headaches today due to a new road project. Construction is set to begin at the LA 447 and I-12 interchange. According to the State Department of Transportation, drivers should expect intermittent delays and possible nightly closures in the area.... more »
  • 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 »

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