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  • 1st rush hour in Atlanta since I-85 overpass repaired

    May 15, 2017 8:24 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia transportation officials reported no major delays during the first rush hour since a major interstate overpass reopened for traffic after collapsing in a massive fire. Authorities said all lanes of Interstate 85 near the heart of Atlanta were reopened over the weekend and available for Monday... more »
  • Lane closure causes delays on I-12 East near Livingston

    May 14, 2017 5:31 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All lanes I-12 have repoened near the Livingston exit after an accident. After initially closing both lanes, authorities have now reopened all lanes to traffic. Congestion from this incident is now minimal. Keep up with all Baton Rouge area traffic with WBRZ's advanced traffic tracking... more »
  • Major interstate in Georgia reopened after bridge collapse

    May 14, 2017 2:03 PM

    ATLANTA - All lanes of a heavily used interstate in Atlanta have been reopened - about six weeks after a highway bridge collapsed because of a massive fire. Local news reports say southbound lanes on Interstate 85 were reopened Saturday evening, one day after drivers began using lanes heading north.... more »
  • Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

    May 10, 2017 10:40 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia officials say a section of a heavily used Atlanta interstate will reopen at the latest by next week, less than two months after it collapsed due to a large fire under a bridge. Gov. Nathan Deal and state transportation officials announced Wednesday that the bridge will be... more »
  • Officials: I-85 repairs in Atlanta to cost up to $16.6M

    April 26, 2017 11:54 AM

    ATLANTA - State officials have announced that rebuilding the collapsed section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta will cost up to $16.6 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation has set a June 15 deadline for the completion of the new I-85 bridge, although no official timetable... more »
  • BRPD: Man tries to eat all of his marijuana before traffic stop on I-10

    April 22, 2017 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he tried to eat all of his marijuana before a traffic stop on I-10 Saturday. According to Baton Rouge Police, an officer spotted 36-year-old Cyrus Antoine drifting back and forth across multiple lanes around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The officer also... more »
  • Man accused in Atlanta interstate collapse fire pleads not guilty

    April 18, 2017 12:46 PM

    ATLANTA - The man accused of starting a fire that caused a section of interstate in Atlanta to collapse has pleaded not guilty. Local media report a judge ordered Basil Eleby released on a $10,000 signature bond, which means he only has to pay if he doesn't show up for... more »
  • Crew pumping concrete buckled Atlanta highway

    April 17, 2017 8:36 PM

    DECATUR, Ga. - Authorities are releasing more details about what caused the carpool lane of Interstate 20 in Atlanta to buckle and break apart on Monday. Atlanta Gas Light spokeswoman Melissa Clontz says its contractor was working in the area. Dekalb County Police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell says concrete was being... more »
  • Crash causing major backup near I-10/I-12 split

    April 8, 2017 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A late-night crash on I-10 has backed up traffic past the 10/12 split. The accident happened near the College Dr. exit of westbound I-10 just before 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials have not released any information on how many cars were involved in the crash... more »
  • Man accused in Atlanta overpass fire could face federal charges Play Video

    April 5, 2017 9:42 AM

    ATLANTA - Investigators say the man accused of starting the raging fire that caused the collapse of a major Atlanta interstate bridge could face federal charges. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assistant special-agent-in-charge James Deir told WSB-TV on Wednesday that Basil Eleby could be charged with federal offenses... more »
  • Georgia officials hope to repair interstate bridge by June

    April 4, 2017 11:06 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia transportation officials hope to finish rebuilding a key interstate bridge by mid-June after a large fire caused its collapse last week. Authorities have said the fire was started by a man under the bridge in an area north of downtown Atlanta. The collapse on Thursday forced the... more »
  • Atlanta traffic horror: Crews razing fallen highway overpass

    April 2, 2017 1:21 PM

    ATLANTA - Crews continue to tear down and clear away debris after a section of a major interstate highway in Atlanta collapsed late last week after a raging fire. Officials promised almost immediately after Thursday's inferno that a 350-foot stretch of the Interstate 85 bridge would be replaced. But that... more »
  • Mississippi couple arrested in death of man found in car

    April 1, 2017 2:14 PM

    AMITE - A Mississippi man and his girlfriend have been arrested in the shooting death of a man found in a car parked alongside Interstate 55. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies Friday arrested 36-year-old Rodney Reynold, of Tylertown, Mississippi, on charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.... more »
  • 3 arrested in Atlanta fire and overpass collapse

    April 1, 2017 12:29 PM

    ATLANTA - The man suspected of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta has been charged with arson. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office says bond was set at $200,000 for 39-year-old Basil Eleby during a hearing Saturday. He faces... more »
  • 3 arrested in connection with overpass collapse

    March 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    ATLANTA - Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta that caused a portion of the bridge to collapse. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence confirms the suspects were arrested Friday. He identified them as Basil Eleby, Sophia Bruner and Barry... more »
  • Atlanta streets clogged after interstate collapse

    March 30, 2017 9:30 PM

    ATLANTA - Surface streets in Atlanta were clogged with traffic Friday morning after a massive fire caused a section of Interstate 85 to collapse, closing the major artery for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, added extra trains to accommodate additional passengers who may... more »
  • Lane reopens on I-110 South at Government St. after crash

    March 29, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-110 South are open at Government Street after a crash closed the left lane Wednesday night. The crash occured around 8 p.m. when a vehicle hit a guardrail in the median. The left lane of I-110 South was closed at the site of... more »
  • Driver cited for careless operation after 18-wheeler drives off Basin Bridge Play Video

    March 28, 2017 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler crash on I-10 sent a truck over the side of the Basin Bridge Tuesday. The crash occurred around 4:40 p.m., destroying the barrier and dropping the 18-wheeler on the roadway below. Louisiana State Police say the truck drove off the bridge near the Butte... more »
  • Sleeping driver hits several cars on I-12 Play Video

    March 9, 2017 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sleeping driver hit several cars on the interstate Thursday evening. According to BRPD, the man was driving about 80 miles per hour while asleep at the wheel and struck several cars. The man then got off I-12 at Essen Lane and turned into the emergency side... more »
  • Crash shuts down I-12 east near Livingston

    February 28, 2017 7:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A crash has shut down I-12 eastbound near Frost Road, according to Louisiana State Police. The crash appears to involve a truck which veered into the median. The traffic is reportedly backed up for at least two miles. This is a developing story, we will update... more »
  • Suspect arrested following apparent road rage incident

    February 27, 2017 10:06 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - A man was arrested on I-10 Monday evening following an apparent road rage incident, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. The victims reported seeing two shots fired, but no injuries were reported. Upon searching the suspect's vehicle, officials discovered marijuana but no gun, according... more »
  • LSP: One dead, eight injured in deadly crash on I-10 west Play Video

    February 26, 2017 6:59 PM

    GROSS TETE - One woman was killed and eight others were hurt in a deadly crash caused by an impaired driver Sunday morning. State police say 33-year-old Kevin Dickens was traveling westbound on I-10 in his 2007 Lexus E35 when he attempted to pass another vehicle, a 2003 Mercury... more »
  • Thursday LIVE traffic updates

    February 9, 2017 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's Ashley Fruge has you covered with live updates with your Thursday morning commute. Beat the traffic every time using WBRZ's advanced traffic tracking technology. Click here to go to our traffic center. Tweets by WBRZtraffic more »
  • Impairment suspected in crash that killed two I-10 West Play Video

    February 5, 2017 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two were killed in a deadly crash near the East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes line on I-10 West Sunday. Louisiana State Police Spokesperson Bryan Lee says 23-year-old Jared Cunningham of St. James, La. and 39-year-old Jeremy Jenkins of Baton Rouge were killed in the crash.... more »
  • DOTD seeking private investors to help upgrade Interstate 10

    February 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is seeking to use a new financing method to upgrade Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area. The state Department of Transportation and Development is soliciting information from private investors willing to put up money for the roadwork. In exchange, they would get long-term payments from... more »
  • UPDATE: Accident causes lane closure on I-10 East

    January 16, 2017 5:36 PM

    UPDATE : All lanes are now open on I-10 East at LA 415. BATON ROUGE - The right lane is blocked on I-10 East at LA 415 due to an accident. Traffic is still passing through the left lane. There is currently only minor congestion from this accident.... more »
  • Good Samaritan killed in Friday I-110 NB crash

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Good Samaritan was killed after trying to assist during a multi-car wreck Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police traffic homicide detectives say two separate accidents occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Convention Street exit of North I-110. Detectives say a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling... more »
  • Police: Fatal New Year's Day crash leaves one dead in Hammond

    January 1, 2017 12:20 PM

    HAMMOND - A two vehicle wrong direction crash on Interstate 55 claimed the life of a 23-year-old early New Year's day. According to State Police, around 5:00 a.m. January 1, Troopers responded to the two vehicle crash on Interstate 55 north of Wardline Rd. in Hammond. The crash claimed... more »
  • More cable barriers will line I-10 in BR area

    December 15, 2016 5:06 PM

    RAMAH – The state continues to add miles to its cable barrier system that is designed to keep head-on collisions from happening on the state's interstate system. Monday, work will begin in Iberville Parish where the cable system will be installed between the Basin Bridge and the Grosse Tete... more »
  • BRPD officers to assist drivers during holiday traffic on Sunday

    November 25, 2016 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department plan to have officers along the interstate to assist drivers on Sunday due to the expected increased volume of holiday traffic. According to BRPD, last year the department placed eight officers on the interstate for rapid response in clearing the roadway... more »
  • Location proposed for new Washington Street exit Play Video

    October 19, 2016 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Conceptual drawings presented Wednesday show where state transportation officials hope to build a new Washington Street exit near Interstate 10. The proposed exit would actually begin on I-110 south just after the Government Street exit and end on Terrace Avenue a few blocks short of Washington Street. ... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB, heavy traffic for six miles

    October 5, 2016 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Wednesday morning, the right lane was blocked on I-10 eastbound at Perkins Road due to a breakdown. Right lane blocked due to breakdown on I-10 E @ Perkins — WBRZ Traffic (@WBRZtraffic) October 5, 2016 ... more »
  • Traffic officials update interstate closures

    August 17, 2016 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana traffic officials updated the condition of flood-impacted stretches of interstate in and around Baton Rouge on Wednesday. Crews have been monitoring high water and working to quickly remove debris from roadways in the wake of recent flooding. Here’s are the latest interstate flood closures... 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-110 is now open

    August 12, 2016 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-110 is now open, but the right lane remains blocked. Both lanes of I-110 were closed past Florida Boulevard Friday morning due to high water and multiple incidents in the area. There were heavy delays. #BREAKING I-110 at Capitol Access closed due to high... more »
  • Wrecks, construction slow Saturday drivers on I-10

    August 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A car flipped into the ravine between I-10 westbound and the adjacent neighborhood just after the Perkins overpass Saturday morning. The four-door sedan was upside down near the tree line. Numerous drivers stopped to help until first responders arrived. The crash happend just before 10 a.m.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Lanes now open after accident blocked center lane of I-12 East at Juban Road

    June 29, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes are now open after an accident on I-12 East at Juban Road had the center lane of the interstate blocked on Wednesday around 3 p.m. According to DOTD, traffic has backed up to Range Avenue. Stay with WBRZ on Facebook and Twitter for... more »
  • All lanes back open after wreck closes I-10 East at Grosse Tete

    June 24, 2016 2:50 PM

    GROSSE TETE - All lanes of I-10 East are back open after they were closed by a wreck near Grosse Tete on Friday afternoon. Lane closures were in effect for more than 45 minutes as crews worked to clear the accident from lanes of travel. A seven mile... more »
  • Car on fire causes I-10 West delays near Highland Rd. exit

    June 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say a vehicle fire caused a lane closure that led to a five-mile delay on I-10 West Monday afternoon. The left lane of I-10 West near the Highland Road exit remained closed for around 30 minutes as crews worked to clear the vehicle that... more »
  • Multi-vehicle crash causes massive I-10 East delays

    June 14, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple lane closures following a wreck involving as many as four cars brought I-10 East past College Drive to a near standstill Tuesday evening as commute traffic picked up. All lanes were back open as of 4:30 p.m., but not before three miles of bumper-to-bumper traffic... more »
  • Heavy delays after car stalls on Mississippi River Bridge

    May 27, 2016 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say a drivers should expect heavy delays on I-10 east after a stalled car on the Mississippi River Bridge caused congestion for hours Friday morning. The Department of Transportation reported around 9:30 a.m., a stalled vehicle blocked the right lane on I-10 East. Although... more »
  • Bluebonnet Blvd. exit open after closure due to car fire

    May 19, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Bluebonnet Boulevard exit on the interstate is now open after closing on Thursday morning due to a car fire. The car fire was on the Bluebonnet Boulevard exit ramp from I-10 West, accoridng to DOTD. The closure happened around 11: 45 a.m. on Thursday. The traffic... more »
  • Neighbors concerned about protection along interstate Play Video

    May 18, 2016 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Residents in one area are concerned about the lack of protection along the interstate. It is a major concern because people cross the fence and they cause accidents as well as get killed. Kenneth Franklin lives right off the interstate near the Louise on ramp. Back in the... more »
  • Multiple accidents bog down Friday morning commute

    May 6, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple accidents locked down traffic on the interstate system in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Around 10:12 a.m., the right lane of I-10 East was blocked before the I-110 split due to an accident. That incident was cleared, but congestion from the incident reached LA 415 near... more »

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