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  • 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 »
  • Stalled vehicle causes I-10 East delays on bridge

    April 22, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Friday evening commute into Baton Rouge from Port Allen is off with a bang as a stalled vehicle has closed multiple lanes of I-10 East. As of 3:15 p.m., the left and center lanes remained blocked on I-10 eastbound on the Mississippi River Bridge due... more »
  • I-110 S reopens near N. 22nd Street

    April 20, 2016 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities reopened I-110 Southbound near North 22nd Street after an accident early Wednesday morning. Crews shutdown the interstate around 7:00 a.m. and diverted traffic near N. 22nd Street. Congestion is backed up to Evangeline Street. more »
  • BREAKING: I-10 in Ascension Parish will close late Friday

    April 1, 2016 9:59 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – Part of I-10 will close in both directions Friday night in Ascension Parish so workers can clean up storm damage and restore power. Entergy reports around 500 outages off Cornerview Road, and power lines that cross the interstate have to be repaired. According to State... more »
  • State hopes to use technology to ease traffic trouble Play Video

    March 30, 2016 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Since most proposed fixes to solve Baton Rouge's traffic problems, like a new bridge or a loop are too costly, the state Department of Transportation and Development is looking at more affordable options like improving technology. One example is signs on each side of the river providing... more »
  • I-10 remains closed at the Louisiana-Texas state line

    March 16, 2016 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Louisiana State Police say Interstate 10 is closed in both directions at the Texas state line. Sgt. Gary Smith with Troop D in Lake Charles says rising flood water from the Sabine River is covering the interstate Wednesday morning on the Texas side. Troopers say drivers should use... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after parking truck in middle of I-12

    March 16, 2016 12:49 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A trucker was arrested after police say he parked his truck in the middle of I-12 East near a construction zone in Livingston Tuesday night. Louisiana State Troopers and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the call. A News 2 crew was on scene when the... more »
  • UPDATE: DOTD closes I-10 La./Texas state line

    March 15, 2016 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that is has closed I-10 West (before Texas/Louisiana State Line) to traffic due to flooding. The closure comes on the heels of a flood warning that was issued for the area by the National Weather Service. DOTD did not initially... more »
  • Delays expected on I-10 West from Essen to Miss. River Bridge

    March 9, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 West from Essen Lane to the Mississippi River Bridge saw heavier than normal congestion for around an hour Wednesday morning after debris removal operations closed LA 1 South in Port Allen. All lanes of LA 1 were reopened at around 10 a.m. Wednesday when crews... more »
  • West Baton Rouge meeting on I-10 rescheduled for March

    February 25, 2016 2:03 PM

    ADDIS - State officials rescheduled a meeting about improvements to I-10 after it was canceled due to severe weather earlier this week. Engineers will discuss with the community plans and ideas on how to deal with traffic on the congested interstate between La. 415 and the I-10/I-12 Split. The... 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 »
  • Pecue Lane interchange another step closer to happening Play Video

    January 28, 2016 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The third and final public comment meeting for the proposed Pecue Lane and I-10 interchange attracted dozens of people Thursday night. An environmental assessment of the area has been completed and is now up for approval to move the project into the next stage. There... more »
  • Governor, Mayor meet with top transportation official Play Video

    January 22, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This week, Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Kip Holden met with federal transportation authorities about Louisiana's traffic problems. Holden met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Thursday in Washington, D.C. while Edwards and Secretary of DOTD Shawn Wilson met with him Friday. All three discussed... 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 »
  • More road money could include tax increase

    January 15, 2016 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fixing traffic issues and interstate tie-ups is one of the top priorities for the Edwards Administration. Friday, it took some drivers on the interstate about 25 minutes to drive a mile or two . Thousands and thousands of cars and trucks drive in, around and through... more »
  • Obama promise could help I-10 congestion Play Video

    January 15, 2016 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wheels appear to be in motion for Louisiana to get some badly needed road money from the federal government. Governor John Bel Edwards said Friday his administration received phone calls from Washington D.C. about a potential $100 million grant. This comes after President Obama visited earlier... more »
  • Travel time for a few miles hits 21 minutes on I-10

    January 15, 2016 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Travel times between major exits on I-10 through the city are approaching 25 minutes since slow downs turned into another Friday afternoon traffic fiasco. As of 5:20 p.m., traffic related to a lane closure on the Mississippi River Bridge caused I-10 West to back up from... more »
  • Man who fell from I-10 identified

    December 31, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man who died after falling from an overpass on I-10 in Baton Rouge overnight. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office said 31-year-old Dillon Dawson died from injuries sustained in the fall. According to Baton Rouge Police Dawson was in an accident... more »
  • Police: Man dies after falling from interstate exit ramp Play Video

    December 30, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead after he fell from overpass on I-10 near the Washington St. and I-110 exit. Police believe the man jumped from the exit ramp after being involved in an accident, but the incident is still under investigation. The interstate closed for a... more »
  • BR roads continue to see pre-holiday traffic surge

    December 22, 2015 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Messy weather and increased pre-holiday volume has led to another day of traffic snags in the Capital City. Much like Monday, traffic officials advised motorists of heavier than normal congestion on the interstate through Baton Rouge. Around 3:15 p.m. LA DOTD used their Twitter account to... more »
  • Overturned car backs up I-10 traffic across bridge

    December 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said no one was hurt when a car overturned in a wreck on I-10 East in Baton Rouge during the noon rush hour. However, traffic backed up due to the wreck along I-10 in both directions. The eastbound lanes backed up past LA 415 at... more »
  • Ribbon cutting marks completion for 1st phase of Essen Lane improvements

    December 10, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials and Mayor-President “Kip” Holden were present Thursday morning as a ribbon cutting took place at the Essen Lane/Interstate 10 intersection where a project aimed at easing congestion has reached a major milestone. The project is part of a larger collaboration between the mayor’s Green... more »
  • Heavy traffic bogs down Baton Rouge highways

    November 29, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic for miles is what drivers witnessed all day, Sunday. People heading back home after Thanksgiving, to fans going back to their state after the LSU v. Texas A&M game, the interstates were packed with drivers. "Baton Rouge is usually pretty bad. We've done this a few... more »
  • 11-mile traffic jam reported after wreck on I-10E

    November 13, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 East caused an 11-mile backup coming into Baton Rouge Friday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said I-10 East was closed around 5:45 p.m. due to the wreck at the I-10 / I-110 split. Details about what... more »
  • I-10 backs up in both directions as morning commute comes to close

    November 6, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a typical Friday story, the day's commute on I-10 is seeing traffic backups in both directions centering around the area of the Perkins/S. Acadian Thruway exits. In the westbound direction, an accident that involved multiple vehicles blocked the left lane and caused congestion to stretch... more »
  • Gulfport man arrested in deadly I-10 hit and run

    November 5, 2015 6:45 PM

    SLIDELL - State Police said authorities arrested a Mississippi man for causing a deadly wreck on I-10 West Tuesday evening on I-10 and then fleeing the scene. Troopers said 25-year-old Daniel Alex Coy of Gulfport was taken into custody Thursday in Harrison County, Miss. and is awaiting extradition back... more »
  • Fish guts snarl interstate traffic

    September 24, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said fish guts spilled out of the back of a truck blocked multiple lanes of I-10 East and pushed traffic back across the Mississippi River Bridge during rush hour Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened at I-10 East... more »
  • Wreck stops I-10 traffic in Baton Rouge

    September 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reported a wreck slowed I-10 West to a crawl through the central part of the capital city Monday afternoon. The wreck at I-10 West near South Acadian Thruway blocked two lanes around 4 p.m., leaving only one lane for vehicles to move through the... more »
  • Coffee spill causes delays on Louisiana-Mississippi border

    September 20, 2015 4:24 PM

    OSYKA, Miss. - Spilled coffee slowed traffic for 14 hours on Interstate 55 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that plastic cans of Folgers coffee were strewn across southbound Interstate 55 after the tractor-trailer hauling them Friday ran into the median. A spokesman says trucker Robert... more »
  • Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls

    September 4, 2015 5:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - High speed rail transportation linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between was endorsed by the four major candidates for governor in their latest forum. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John... 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 »
  • Person hit, killed by 18-wheeler on I-12

    September 3, 2015 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said one person died after they were hit by an 18-wheeler on I-12 East Thursday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. Traffic officials closed I-12 East at Airline Highway for the wreck, which happened just before 11 a.m. Cars were being diverted off the interstate... 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 »
  • I-10 East reopens on Basin Bridge after wreck

    August 25, 2015 12:33 PM

    RAMAH - Louisiana State Police said a wreck closed I-10 East over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Tuesday morning for more than an hour. The wreck happened at mile marker 131, several miles west of Ramah. The Department of Transportation and Development later closed that side of the interstate at... more »
  • Public meetings set on I-10 traffic improvements

    August 12, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The public will have a chance to share ideas on how to improve the traffic flow on Interstate 10 from Louisiana Highway 415 to Essen Lane in Baton Rouge through a series of community meetings that will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Each meeting will... more »
  • Maurice woman killed in four vehicle I-10 wreck

    August 11, 2015 11:30 AM

    R AMAH - Louisiana State Police said the person who died in an interstate wreck near Ramah Tuesday morning was a Maurice woman who founded a statewide support organization for law enforcement officers and their spouses. Troopers said 33-year-old Tracy Franques died in the multi-vehicle wreck on I-10 East... more »
  • Fallen officer given hero's welcome in return home Play Video

    August 8, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police, EMS, firefighters and civilians lined I-10 in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon to honor a fallen soldier as his body was returned home. Many stood at attention outside their cars when Officer Thomas LaValley's body passed by on its way from Shreveport to a funeral home... more »
  • Louisiana avoids credit rating drop, stays on negative outlook

    August 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has escaped a credit rating downgrade. National rating agency Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it is keeping Louisiana at its same credit rating for an upcoming bond sale that will be used to finance work on Interstate 49 South. The agency, however, left Louisiana on... more »
  • I-10 gridlock continues after morning wrecks

    August 4, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned 18-wheeler has caused heavy delays on I-10 West as the wreck closed an exit ramp and caused traffic to stack up beyond the I-10/12 split. The late morning wreck involving the big rig happened at the LA-1 Port Allen exit ramp on I-10 West.... more »

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