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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • I-10 reopens following spill, congestion remains

    July 8, 2014 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 East has reopened just before College Dr. after a black liquid spilled on the roadway, blocking three lanes for over an hour and a half. Traffic officials said congestion from the incident is still clogging traffic into the city-parish. At 11:30 a.m. delays stretched back... more »
  • DOTD: Bridge rail height not an issue after crash Play Video

    July 7, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a suspected drunken crash sent a truck sailing over the Perkins Road overpass, people who frequent the area see what could happen. "It's not something that I think about on a regular basis, but this does give me pause to think that an accident can... more »
  • Jindal rejects ban on loose dogs in pickup trucks

    June 13, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Loose dogs still will be allowed in pickup truck beds on Louisiana's interstates. Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill Friday that would have required dogs riding in the back of trucks to be secured with a leash, crate or a ventilated truck bed cover when on an... more »
  • Traffic activists create survey to find traffic solutions

    June 6, 2014 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of concerned citizens has developed a survey to gather information about ways traffic and roadway issues could possibly be solved in five area parishes. Citizens for Traffic Solutions , a group that began on Facebook about three years ago, started a discussion among East... 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 »
  • Drivers hope Pete's Highway alternative will help congestion Play Video

    May 22, 2014 10:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Traffic along Range Avenue has hit a breaking point for many drivers and Thursday night engineers and infrastructure experts unveiled plans that could help solve their problem. Three solutions, two include adding an exit at Pete's Highway, just east of the Range exit. "The purpose... 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 »
  • Thought today was bad? Next week could be worse Play Video

    May 16, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers had another rough commute Friday afternoon, due to wrecks, construction and congestion. Around 5:30 Friday evening, eastbound traffic on I-10 was smooth sailing, while I-10 West was stacked to Ascension. "Wherever I'm going, I'm not getting there anytime soon," said Ned Fasullo, who created... 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 »
  • Lane restrictions on I-12 because of annoying crashes

    May 15, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state put restrictions on commercial vehicles traveling I-12 through the construction zones between Walker and the Tangipahoa Parish line. The restrictions will hopefully reduce the number of wrecks in the area, the Department of Transportation and Development said. Recently, crashes have caused day-long traffic jams. ... more »
  • LSP identify victim of I-10 fatal crash

    May 9, 2014 11:10 AM

    GROSSE TETE - State police identified a man killed in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on I-10 in Iberville Parish. Authorities said Michael R. Flournoy, 58, died in the wreck on I-10 East near Grosse Tete. Troopers said Flournoy lost control of his truck, ran off the road and... 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 »
  • Tardy construction crews face fines Play Video

    May 5, 2014 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Contractors working on state funded road projects must meet an agreed upon deadline or face fines for tardy work. The fines vary for each project, but in at least one case, the state fined a company more than $7 million for work on I-10 that went past... more »
  • Speed camera ban on interstates gets final passage

    May 1, 2014 5:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Speed cameras and other automated speed enforcement devices will be prohibited on Louisiana's interstates, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to the ban. The Senate gave final passage to the proposal by Sulphur Rep. Mike Danahay, a Democrat, with a 37-0 vote Wednesday. The House already had approved... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Senator talks solutions for traffic problems Play Video

    April 4, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fed up with traffic, Senator Dale Erdey, from Livingston, pushed for a meeting with State Police and DOTD officials to discuss the perpetual congestion on Capital City interstates. The traffic problems aren't news to locals and even out-of-towners are sick of the mess. "From Pensacola all... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in I-55 wreck

    April 1, 2014 6:35 AM

    KENTWOOD - Louisiana State Police say a 59-year-old Mississippi man died after his car ran off the side of Interstate 55, struck an embankment and overturned several times before stopping in a water-filled creek. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says Bobby E. Ross, of McComb, Miss., was pronounced dead at the... more »
  • 18-wheeler involved in multi-car accident on I-12

    March 27, 2014 8:32 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - All lanes are now open after an accident Thursday morning shutdown part of I-12 West near Denham Springs. The crash occurred around 8:00 a.m. near the Range Rd. exit. Police say there are injuries. According to reports, the accident involves an 18-wheeler. We will... 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 »
  • After days of gridlock, senator wants traffic report

    March 21, 2014 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state senator wants a report about traffic after a series of incidents where people were sitting in gridlock. "You got shoulders, you got three lanes of traffic, and they're closing two lanes," said State Sen. Dale Erdey. "It's causing all these vehicles to merge into... more »
  • Why traffic was such a mess Thursday evening

    March 20, 2014 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Rush hours here are usually never easy and short, but Thursday's drive home was outrageous, according to some drivers who were stuck for 30-minutes or longer going nowhere fast on area interstates. Traffic was snarled through East Baton Rouge Parish on all three systems: I-10, I-110, and... more »
  • Yet another 18-wheeler accident shuts down I-12 East

    March 13, 2014 10:56 AM

    An 18-wheeler avoided crashing into traffic Wednesday night on I-12 in Walker, but the interstate had to be shut down hours later because of a mishap when a wrecker tried to remove the truck. The driver was headed east about 9 p.m. when he failed to notice traffic slowing down... more »
  • State has plans to deal with terrible traffic

    March 11, 2014 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State leaders know there is a traffic problem, and they are trying to address the issue. "We are conducting a surface street study to see how we can address traffic when an incident occurs on the interstate," Rodney Mallett with the DOTD said Tuesday. Mallett was... more »
  • Hours after nasty spill, only bridge over MS River in North La. opens

    February 12, 2014 9:50 PM

    TALLULAH - The only bridge crossing the Mississippi River in the northern part of Louisiana finally opened late Wednesday night, nearly twenty-four hours after it was closed due to a pile-up of eighteen wheelers. At 4:00 a.m., six trucks crashed into each other. A tanker carrying a corrosive and... more »
  • Massive semi crash closes I-20, chemicals leak into river

    February 12, 2014 3:01 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Louisiana State Police said cleanup of a chemical spill on the I-20 bridge connecting Louisiana and Mississippi is finished, and troopers are working to clear multiple 18-wheelers which crashed into each other early Wednesday morning. At about 4 a.m., six 18-wheelers crashed after one slid into... more »
  • More weekend lane closures on I-10 to fix storm damages

    February 7, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State road crews will continue to fix damages on the interstate system caused by last month's winter weather. It means there will be weekend lane closures on I-10. There will be alternating lane closures through the downtown and Perkins Road area. The work is scheduled for... more »
  • I-10 lane closures planned to repair ice storm damages

    January 31, 2014 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There will be lane closures on the I-10 Mississippi bridge this weekend so crews can fix damages left from the winter storm earlier this week. Raised pavement markers will be replaced Saturday and Sunday. Work is estimated to take place in both directions from 11 a.m. until... 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 »
  • Friday fiasco: I-12 westbound closed

    January 17, 2014 8:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Westbound lanes of I-12 are closed through most of Livingston Parish as crews work to remove an 18-wheeler from the trees along the interstate. The truck wrecked earlier in the day and wrecker service workers are having to pull the truck from the woods. A traffic jam... more »
  • Construction changing your drive in 2014 Play Video

    January 3, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Millions will be spent on state highways and city streets this year to ease congested roadways. A lot of big projects are set to wrap up in 2014, including the widening of Staring Ln. in the Capital City. Starring Ln. between Perkins Rd. and Highland... 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 »
  • Snarled traffic ruins Friday commute

    December 6, 2013 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Getting around town Friday has not been easy since multiple traffic issues caused serious issues on highways and interstates. On I-10, a wreck stopped traffic on both east and westbound lanes at Perkins Road. Traffic was clogged in all directions; over the river into Port Allen in... 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 »
  • Police investigate interstate shooting

    November 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that happened on the Interstate near the I-10/I-110 split. Police were called at 4:25 this morning by Baton Rouge General in regards to several shooting victims. Police said two men and a woman were traveling the Interstate when... more »
  • Traffic change at College, I-10 Play Video

    October 22, 2013 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Department of Public Works believes there is a low-cost way to help relieve traffic congestion at one of Baton Rouge's busiest intersections. "I try to avoid College Drive at all costs just because it's so bad," said one driver. College Drive and I-10 is an... more »
  • St. John issues voluntary evacuation

    October 5, 2013 3:36 PM

    LAPLACE, LA - St. John the Baptist Parish has issued a voluntary evacuation extending north of I-10 to Manchac. High waters could cause problems along Highway 51. More updates coming as we track Tropical Storm Karen. more »
  • Wal-Mart driver honored for 4 million accident-free miles

    September 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A long-distance truck driver for Wal-Mart has been recognized for traveling 4 million miles without an accident. Warren Greeno of Loveland, Colorado, reached the milestone this year. Today, Wal-Mart executives in Arkansas presented him with a new rig painted red. The 59-year-old rolled up the... more »
  • Troopers: guardrail camera system is a hoax

    September 17, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police used the same platform to dispel rumors that has been used to fuel them about a new way to ticket speeding motorists. Troopers call a picture circulating the Internet showing a speed camera disguised inside a guardrail the "latest and greatest urban legend." The picture... more »
  • LSP clock speeders for Operation Safe Corridor

    August 30, 2013 10:57 PM

    GROSSE TETE - In an effort to curtail drunk driving and put a stop to speeders, Louisiana State Police is keeping a close eye on the interstates across the country. It's called Operation Safe Corridor. State police have also partnered with six other states including: Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, New... more »
  • Road rage shooting at gas station

    August 30, 2013 5:38 PM

    HAMMOND- One man is in the hospital and a second is potentially a suspect in a road rage shooting along I-12. Deputies said the men were involved in a dispute while they were traveling the interstate in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. One of the men exited the interstate at Airport... more »
  • Officials trying to bridge gap between Central and Watson Play Video

    August 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    WATSON - A proposed bridge would connect the Central and Watson communities if everything goes according to plans. The 5.5 mile bridge would cross the Amite River three miles north of the Magnolia Road Bridge giving motorists another way to get across the river. "It's booming out here... more »
  • Defense expert refutes road rage claims Play Video

    August 8, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic accident reconstruction expert paid to testify for the defense said Kelsye Hall was not at fault in a fatal crash that killed five people in March 2011. Kimberly Stagg, 19, Effie Fontenot, 29, Austin Fontenot, 3, Hunter Johnson, 7, and Keagan Fontenot, 11 all... more »
  • Prosecution wraps in road rage homicide trial

    August 7, 2013 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The prosecution finished presenting its negligent homicide case against Kelyse Hall, Wednesday evening after calling nine witnesses to testify. Hall is accused of causing a deadly crash in March 2011 that killed five people on I-10 between the Highland Rd. exit and Prairieville, La. Kimberly Stagg,... 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 »
  • Drivers describe "terrifying" interstate wreck Play Video

    August 5, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police cited the driver of a flatbed truck hauling wooden pallets after they said it flipped on I-110 and lost its load in Baton Rouge. Lt. Don Kelly said officers cited Daymeon Bradford, 36, of Houston for careless operation after the wreck on I-110 at North... more »
  • I-10 East reopens after accident near Gramercy

    August 3, 2013 11:27 AM

    GRAMERCY, La. - I-10 East near Gramercy is now completely open after an accident closed the Interstate down earlier Saturday. more »
  • Two missionaries involved in I-12 wreck

    July 25, 2013 2:13 PM

    WALKER- A religious group says two of its members were fatally injured in a car crash in Livingston Parish this week. Matthew Barr and his wife Hailey were hit Tuesday night on I-12. Hailey died after the crash. Police said Matthew Barr is on life support. Investigators described his... more »
  • Overturned vehicle slows traffic on I-12

    July 24, 2013 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lanes were closed on I-12 after a car overturned late Wednesday. The blockage was in the eastbound left and center lanes near the I-10/I-12 junction. A DOTD traffic camera showed multiple emergency response vehicles on the scene. The wreck caused a traffic jam that extended to... more »
  • Driver cited in I-12 mishap

    July 17, 2013 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said the truck driver blamed for causing a nightmare drive on I-12 Wednesday was from out-of-state. The driver was cited for careless driving and improper equipment. Investigators believe the truck had a blowout, causing the driver to lose control. He smashed into the median wall... more »
  • Semi loses crane, knocks down light pole on I-12

    July 17, 2013 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- I-12 was a nightmare for many drivers Wednesday afternoon after multiple lanes closed due to an incident involving a light pole and a boom truck near Sherwood Forrest. Lanes were blocked in both directions until just after 4 p.m. A WBRZ News 2 crew on the... more »
  • New police radar too "big brother" for Denham Springs Play Video

    July 9, 2013 10:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - City leaders here put the brakes on allowing police to use a laser gun with a camera system to track speeders on I-12. The piece of technology, called DragonCam, works similar to controversial speed and red light camera systems by mailing tickets to offenders. Police... more »
  • I-10, I-55 flooding prompts road raising plan

    July 2, 2013 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials are launching a $2.8 million project to raise Interstate 10 near LaPlace and Interstate 55 near Ponchatoula to address flooding issues in those areas. The work comes about 10 months after I-10 was shut down near LaPlace because of extensive flooding from Hurricane... more »
  • LSP: I-10W back open after crash blocked interstate

    June 28, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash blocked I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge for a short while just before noon, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck was initially reported as a "major" crash through the LSP Nixle alert system which closed the interstate at mile marker 128 near... more »
  • Airline Highway closed after chemical spill

    June 20, 2013 2:31 PM

    NORCO - A chemical truck wrecked and spilled its load, closing Airline Highway near the Bonnet Carre spillway according to State Police. Troopers said there were no injuries, but the wreck and spill closed a portion of Airline Highway from LA 3217 and LA 628 in both directions. ... more »
  • I-10 back open after truck loses load

    June 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic is now moving in all lanes heading east toward Baton Rouge through Iberville Parish. Just before 6 a.m. Thursday the interstate had to be shut down near Grosse Tete after State Police said a tractor-trailer lost its load on the highway. Traffic had to pass... more »
  • Heavy congestion after wreck on I-10

    June 18, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed I-10 East after a wreck past Highland Road during the afternoon rush. State Police said the wreck was located three miles past the Highland exit and blocked all eastbound lanes, but traffic was still passing on the shoulder. Traffic backed up in... more »
  • DOTD opens six lanes of traffic on I-10

    June 18, 2013 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials marked the opening of six lanes of traffic today as part of the ongoing widening of I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Department of Transportation and Development said work was recently completed on the widening between Siegen Lane and Highland Road. It's... more »
  • Tractor-trailer wreck closes I-10 East

    June 13, 2013 4:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities closed I-10 East near Port Allen after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer. The highway closed just before 4:30 p.m. at I-10 and LA-415. The right lane reopened just after 5 p.m. Congestion is building back behind the wreck past Grosse Tete. There was no... more »
  • 10-year-old behind wheel of SUV

    June 12, 2013 5:16 PM

    KENNER - Kenner police say officers responding to a call about a sport utility vehicle being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 found a 10-year-old boy behind the wheel when they pulled the vehicle over later on a city street. Two women in the vehicle were arrested. Police said both allegedly... more »
  • I-10 construction nearing an end, more lanes on the way Play Video

    June 10, 2013 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction on a stretch of interstate here is almost complete. Right now, construction to expand the interstate shuts off a lane between the Highland and Siegen Road exits. That bottlenecks traffic especially during rush hour. But the Department of Transportation confirms by the end of... more »
  • Band's tour bus, gawkers force traffic nightmare

    June 4, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police said a blown tire is responsible for an interstate shutdown that struck the curiosity of passing drivers and added to a nightmare commute home for thousands of people Tuesday evening. Around 4 p.m., a tour bus belonging to the band "Inner Circle" crashed. When the... more »
  • Tour bus crash closes I-10 during rush hour

    June 4, 2013 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police closed a portion of I-10 East past Highland this evening to recove a tour bus which wrecked into the median. The crash earlier this afternoon caused heavy congestion on I-10 East for hours during the afternoon rush. The bus belongs to "Inner Circle",... more »

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