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  • Overturned 18-wheeler closes Highland Road at Gardere

    June 14, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highland Road at Gardere Lane remains blocked after an 18-wheeler overturned and began to leak its cargo onto the roadway. The road is closed to traffic between Staring Lane and Gardere Lane. BRFD hazmat crews are still on the scene, but city-parish officials are advising... more »
  • Tilted train closes parts of LA 1 near Plaquemine

    July 29, 2015 1:58 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Traffic officials closed LA 1 between Addis and Plaquemine after a train tilted on its tracks early Wednesday afternoon. A Union Pacific spokesperson said the incident happened within the train yard at Dow Chemical after 12:30 p.m. Service roads in the area connected to LA 1... more »
  • Oil spill cleanup efforts in Denham Springs resumed Tuesday night

    July 21, 2015 12:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Officials in Livingston Parish say cleanup efforts following the overturning of a tanker truck that spilled hundreds of gallons of crude oil in Denham Springs Monday morning are still underway, but have been suspended for the rest of Tuesday. Emergency officials in the parish said the... more »
  • US 190 reopens after WBR crash

    March 25, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities fully reopened US 190 in West Baton Rouge Parish after a wreck between two 18-wheelers shut the highway down this morning. State Police said after 6 a.m. one big rig rear-ended another on US 190 between between LA 983 and South Winterville Road. The trucks... more »
  • Weather forces bridge, road closed

    March 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    JACKSON - Traffic officials closed a West Feliciana Parish highway Monday due to problems caused by the recent wet weather. The Department of Transportation and Development closed LA 965 near Jackson Monday until further notice. DOTD said dirt around a bridge on the highway became unstable, forcing emergency... more »
  • Street flooding reported in three parishes

    March 2, 2015 5:10 PM

    MORGANZA - Rain has caused issues in the small town, flooding streets and backing up the town's sewer system. Mayor 'Boobie' Tuminello told WBRZ News 2 Monday, people have reported issues flushing toilets and there was localized street flooding. A few streets have about six inches of water over... more »
  • Hazardous materials transfer closes road

    February 20, 2015 11:05 AM

    LIVONIA - Louisiana State Police asked drivers to avoid a section of US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish until after lunch while crews work to remove a stuck 18-wheeler that ran off the roadway. Troopers said two tanker trucks were transferring hazardous material at US 190 just east of... more »
  • Head-on crash closes highway near New Roads

    January 8, 2015 12:46 PM

    VENTRESS - State Police said a head-on collision sent two people to the hospital and closed a highway near New Roads around 11 a.m. Troopers said two vehicles collided on LA 415 north of LA 413 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The road was shut down at that location while... more »
  • 18-wheeler overturns, closes River Road

    November 5, 2014 6:10 PM

    GEISMAR - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to avoid a portion of River Road near Geismar after an 18-wheeler overturned there Wednesday evening. Authorities closed LA 73 between LA 75 and LA 3115 just before 6 p.m. Trooper Jared Sandifer said a truck hauling butane overturned after it left... more »
  • Road reopened after cement truck wreck

    July 21, 2014 10:28 AM

    WALKER - A portion of a road in Walker that was closed due to an overturned cement truck on Monday morning is open again. Walker Police closed Arnold Road in both directions at Burgess Road around 9:45 a.m., and both lanes were open again by 11 a.m. Police... more »
  • Busy highway opens after fiery crash

    February 18, 2014 8:43 PM

    BAKER- All lanes near the intersection of Plank Road and Thomas Road reopened late Tuesday evening after a fiery crash closed the busy street for the entire late rush hour. Video obtained by WBRZ News 2 after the crash showed an 18-wheeler on fire, lying on its side in... more »
  • Hours after big rig wreck, Plank still closed

    February 18, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened one direction of Plank Road in Baton Rouge hours after an 18-wheeler wreck shut it down Tuesday. One of the southbound lanes of Plank Road at Thomas Road was reopened around 5:30 p.m. Wreckage of a big rig which turned onto its side... more »
  • Stretches of interstate closed for cold weather

    February 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    SHREVEPORT - State traffic officials closed two sections of interstates in northwest Louisiana Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of wintry weather. DOTD closed portions of I-49 in Caddo Parish, and I-220 in Caddo and Bossier parishes. They said this would let them focus their available resources on priority routes with... more »
  • At least one killed in two evening wrecks

    December 3, 2013 6:30 PM

    WALKER- A portion of Walker North Road is closed as authorities work a deadly crash involving a vehicle and a person walking along the road. State Police and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are working the crash between Arnold Road and Cane Market Road. The crash happened at about... more »
  • DOTD: US 90 closes due to high tide

    November 26, 2013 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Transportation and Development says the right lane of U.S. 90 westbound, between Venetian Isles and Textron Marine and Land Systems in New Orleans, is closed due to high tidal waters. DOTD is also monitoring U.S. Highway 11. Currently, water is on the shoulder... more »
  • Road back open after gas main breaks in Central

    April 9, 2013 3:38 PM

    CENTRAL - Authorities closed a portion of Sullivan Road in Central this afternoon when they said a natural gas line broke. Derek Glover with Central Fire said a four-inch pipe broke or bent in three places and spilled some gas near Sullivan Road. They closed Sullivan between Brent... more »
  • Road closed after gravel truck overturns

    March 27, 2013 11:00 AM

    CENTRAL - State Police closed a section of Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said a gravel truck overturned. The closure is between Pride Baywood Road and LA 63, according to Central Police. State Police said there were moderate injuries at the scene, and... more »
  • 18-wheeler wrecks, closes road during rush hour

    March 6, 2013 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police closed a portion of Highland Road in southern Baton Rouge after an 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous chemical turned over. Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson Curt Monte said the driver tried to turn onto Highland from Gardere, but took it too sharp and the truck went into... more »
  • Long detour from Ascension road closure Play Video

    February 4, 2013 5:53 PM

    ASCENSION - Neighbors living on and near Bayou Manchac say a road closure is sending them on a 45-minute detour. Alligator Bayou Road closed nearly two weeks ago when two flood pumps were installed to drain water out of Alligator Bayou, Spanish Lake and Bluff Swamp. The pipes... more »
  • High water closes busy highway

    January 14, 2013 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A popular route between the Capital City and Ascension Parish is expected to be closed for Tuesday's morning rush, and could be closed longer. Traffic engineers closed Old Perkins (Hwy. 427) at Bayou Manchac because of high water. It won't be reopened until the water goes... more »
  • Flooding threat, rain linger through Thursday

    January 9, 2013 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A flash flood watch continues through Thursday night for much of the Capital City region. After nearly a day of rain, the skies dried. But, it will return overnight into early Thursday morning. Experts at WBRZ Weather 2 said to expect early thunderstorms and an additional... more »
  • Closures due to high water Play Video

    January 9, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - High water caused by the constant rainfall overnight closed some local schools and roads around the greater Baton Rouge area. All recreational boat traffic will be closed on Ascension Parish waterways as well, starting at 6 p.m. tonight. The following schools are closed as of... more »

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