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  • Normal delays on I-10 W before LA 1

    October 8, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Transportation and Development says the heavy delays on I-10 West near LA 1 have subsided. Traffic was backed up to the South Acadian Thruway around 5:30 a.m. Thursday due to an accident on the shoulder. Drivers should still expect normal morning delays. more »
  • Wreck closes I-10E during morning rush

    October 5, 2015 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck between an 18-wheeler and a car shut down a portion of I-10 through Baton Rouge Monday morning. It happened just before 9 a.m. on I-10 East at the entrance ramp onto I-110 North. Baton Rouge Police said a vehicle in front of the big... more »
  • One person killed in Highway 16 wreck

    October 2, 2015 2:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police closed part of Highway 16 in northern Livingston Parish after a deadly wreck just after noon Friday. Authorities said one person was killed and two people were injured in the wreck. It happened around 12:35 p.m. at 37742 Highway 16, north of Watson. ... more »
  • Antioch Road opens Tuesday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 29, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The first phase of work on Antioch Road in Baton Rouge was complete on Tuesday and now open to drivers. Antioch Road will now cross Old Jefferson to Airline Highway. Crews started work on the $5 million dollar project back in around August of 2014. Engineers hope the... more »
  • Man seriously injured after stepping into traffic

    September 28, 2015 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man was severely hurt after he stepped into traffic on Government Street Monday afternoon. Baton Rouge Police said the incident happened before 2 p.m. in the 3400 block of Government. Police said they were told the man walked into the street not at... more »
  • Truck in trees slows I-10 traffic

    September 25, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck that went off the interstate and into the treeline caused congestion during the evening rush in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. The wreck happened on I-10 West before Siegen Lane according to the Department of Transportation and Development. DOTD said the one lane... more »
  • Ascension balloon festival set for this weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The countdown is almost over for Ascension Parish's biggest event of the year. The 5th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival starts Friday at 4 p.m. and runs through Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. Saturday, and close at 10 p.m. both... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 W on the Mississippi River Bridge

    September 24, 2015 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge following an earlier accident. Congestion from this accident has backed up to the I-10/I-110 split. more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E at 10/12 split

    September 23, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 split after an earlier accident. Congestion from this incident has reached LA 415. more »
  • Public meeting set for toll road

    September 22, 2015 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A public meeting will be held next month on a proposed toll-bypass around Baton Rouge. The proposal comes on the heels of studies showing Baton Rouge has some of the worst traffic in the country for medium-sized cities. The Louisiana Transportation Authority set the public hearing for... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 W at Essen following earlier crash

    September 22, 2015 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West at Essen Lane following an earlier crash. Congestion from this accident is still backed up to Bluebonnet Boulevard. This story will be updated with changes. 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 »
  • All lanes open after wreck on I-10 at Acadian Thruway

    September 18, 2015 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are open on I-10 East at South Acadian Thruway following an earlier incident. Congestion from this incident is still backed up to LA-415 on I-10 East and Government Street on I-110 South. more »
  • All lanes open at I-10 W at College

    September 17, 2015 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are open on I-10 West at College following an earlier accident. There is still heavy congestion approaching the I-10/I-12 split. more »
  • Traffic, high temp concern ahead of LSU/Auburn afternoon kickoff check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletics are prepping campus ahead of a key Southeastern Conference battle between 13th-ranked LSU and No. 15 Auburn on Saturday with traffic and soaring afternoon temperatures drawing most of the attention. With kickoff time set for 2:30 p.m., LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva says Tiger... more »
  • Debris on river bridge causing congestion on I-10 West

    September 15, 2015 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials said all lanes are now are now open I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge after debris blocked one lane Tuesday morning. DOTD officials warned drivers that as of 11:10 a.m. congestion caused by the delay has reached South Acadian Thruway. All... more »
  • Elderly man hit, killed while changing flat tire

    September 10, 2015 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was hit and killed while changing a flat tire Thursday evening. State Police said Lawrence Shepherd, 80, of Baton Rouge, had pulled to the side of the road and was replacing the tire on his van when he was hit by another van. The... more »
  • I-110 S reopens after 18-wheeler fire Play Video

    September 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews worked until noon to get the interstate back open after an early morning crash on I-110 South that caused a pair of big rigs to catch fire and explode. The wreck happened at 4:55 a.m. Thursday morning in the southbound lanes of I-110 near the... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 West at College Drive following an earlier accident

    September 9, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West following an earlier accident. The incident has been moved to the right shoulder. Traffic from this incident has reached Bluebonnet Boulevard on I-10 West and Sherwood Forest Boulevard on I-12 West. more »
  • All lanes now open after accident on I-12 West at Drusilla

    September 8, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West at Drusilla Lane following an earlier accident. Continue to check WBRZ.com for traffic updates throughout the day more »
  • Baton Rouge to launch carpooling program, website

    September 8, 2015 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Region Planning Commission plans to launch a carpooling program for the Baton Rouge area later this month. The commission would like to see more carpooling, not only to help relieve the Baton Rouge area's oppressive traffic congestion, but also to reduce a source of pollutants that... 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 »
  • Congestion has cleared on I-12 West

    September 2, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Congestion has cleared on I-12 West from Juban Road to the I-10/I-12 split following an accident that happened this morning. The multi-vehicle crash happened around 6:30 a.m. We'll continue to advise you of any changes. more »
  • Watch where you geaux, no contraflow Saturday

    September 1, 2015 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Contraflow will no longer be utilized on Nicholson Drive following LSU home football games. Changes to gameday traffic were released Tuesday, ahead of Saturday's season opener against McNeese at Tiger Stadium. Nicholson will be open to two-way traffic and drivers will be encouraged to use Burbank... more »
  • All lanes open on the Mississippi River Bridge following earlier incident

    September 1, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge following an incident that has cleared. Traffic is now moving smoothly across the bridge. The incident happened just after 6 a.m. this morning. more »
  • Traffic delays around the Baton Rouge area continue

    August 30, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction work has caused severe delays on I-10 West at Grosse Tete. Congestion has built up throughout the day, and has reached 10 miles. It is advised to take alternate routes, if possible. You can view traffic cameras at WBRZ.com . Stay tuned to... more »
  • Lights out on interstate could make the roads dangerous for drivers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Dozens of blown light bulbs along I10 left drivers in the dark Friday. The outages are happening between the College Dr. and Louise St. exits. News Two looked into the story, and found Entergy is responsible for putting in the blown bulbs. The lights are... more »
  • I-12 expansion nearly finished check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • At first meeting, DOTD suggests more lanes on I-10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials suggested widening a stretch of I-10 starting at the Mississippi River bridge through the city as a way to alleviate traffic congestion. The pitch came Monday night, during the first of three public meetings about solving the traffic situation. Two other meetings will be... more »
  • Study: BR traffic 3rd worst among mid-sized cities check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new study ranks Baton Rouge traffic third worst in the country among mid-sized cities. The study released Wednesday was conducted by INRIX, a company providing traffic information online and on mobile devices. The study finds Baton Rouge residents on average lose $1,262 a year in... more »
  • Big rig on fire closes LA 70 on Sunshine Bridge

    August 25, 2015 5:32 PM

    ST. JAMES PARISH - An 18-wheeler on fire closed LA 70 at the Sunshine Bridge just before the evening commute hours began Tuesday. Traffic officials announced the highway was back open just before 5:30 p.m. after the damaged big rig kept the roadway closed for close to an hour while... 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 »
  • Lane closures on I-10 East before Port Allen

    August 22, 2015 2:48 PM

    *****UPDATE***** All lanes are now open on I-10 East before Port Allen. Traffic has extended past LA-415. ************** PORT ALLEN, La. - The left lane of I-10 before Port Allen is opened after closure. The right lane remains closed after a vehicle fire. Traffic... more »
  • Accident blocks right lanes on I-12 at Juban Road

    August 20, 2015 8:41 AM

    UPDATE (8:20 a.m.)- All lanes are now open. ------------------------ BATON ROUGE- A crash is blocking the two right lanes on I-12 West at Juban Road. Traffic is only passing through the left lane. The backup from the accident has reached beyond Juban Road. We'll... more »
  • Traffic should be expected during 60-day I-10 project

    August 19, 2015 4:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Thirty-year-old sections of I-10 will be replaced in a two-month construction project set to start Friday, the DOTD announced Wednesday afternoon. Asphalt will be replaced between the I-10 exit at La. 415 in West Baton Rouge and the Iberville Parish line, about half-way through the thickly... more »
  • Wreck blocks center lane of Essen at Dijon Drive

    August 19, 2015 8:43 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open. (8:18 a.m.) ------------------------- UPDATE: The center lane has been cleared but now the right lane is blocked on Essen for vehicle recovery efforts. The traffic back up has reached the Unite Plaza Boulevard on Essen. -------------------------- BATON ROUGE- An accident... more »
  • Bridge inspections create 11-mile traffic jam on I-10

    August 18, 2015 2:07 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic officials said bridge inspections near Grosse Tete caused another massive traffic delay Tuesday along the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said that just before 1 p.m. I-10 West traffic was backed up 11 miles from before LA... more »
  • Jackknifed semi closes I-12 for an hour

    August 17, 2015 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials reported a jackknifed semi trailer blocked some of I-12 West in East Baton Rouge Parish during the noon rush, forcing them to close it for an hour. The Department of Transportation and Development reported the semi blocked two lanes between the Millerville Road... more »
  • Heavy traffic on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

    August 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    *****UPDATE**** All lanes are now open on the Atchafalaya Basin. Expect heavy delays. *********** I-10 East is blocked at mile marker 128.7, over the Atchafalya Basin. Traffic is moving in the right lane. The line of traffic is at 6 miles. Traffic stalled becasue of a... more »
  • Accident blocks 1 lane of I-10 West at Dalrymple

    August 14, 2015 7:18 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open (6: 26 am) -------------------- BATON ROUGE- Some drivers are looking for another way to work this morning. One lane is blocked on I-10 West at Dalrymple due to an accident. Traffic is still passing through the center and left lanes,... more »
  • Wreck blocking lane of LA 22 at LA 70

    August 13, 2015 8:08 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open. ----------- BATON ROUGE- The DOTD says one lane is blocked on LA 22 East and West at LA 70 in Ascension parish due to an accident. Traffic is passing through the open lane. more »
  • Crews will work overnight to get roundabout ready for school traffic check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 11:19 PM

    CENTRAL - Construction crews will work overnight Wednesday as they try to have a roundabout complete before school starts Thursday morning. The roundabout is near the shared campuses of Central Middle and Intermediate schools. Earlier this week, the district alerted parents that the construction was behind schedule and was... more »
  • Roundabout construction not finished for school

    August 11, 2015 9:40 PM

    CENTRAL - Parents are being warned of a traffic headache when school resumes here Thursday. The roundabout at the intersection of Joor Road and Gurney Road will not be complete by the start of school. Contractors hoped it would be finished ahead of classes, but the city said Tuesday... more »
  • Transportation group pressing candidates to support gas tax

    August 10, 2015 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A transportation advocacy group says Louisiana's next governor should back an increase in the state's gasoline tax, to help shrink the state's backlog of infrastructure needs, fill potholes and ease traffic. Louisiana has a backlog of highway and bridge improvements and repairs that tops $12 billion.... more »
  • Construction delays expected on I-10 East this weekend

    August 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials again warned drivers of expected delays on I-10 due to an ongoing construction project near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of August. The Department of Transportation and Development reminded drivers to expect heavy delays this weekend on I-10 East near Grosse... more »
  • I-12 on-ramp to close at the end of the weekend

    August 5, 2015 3:11 PM

    WALKER - Sunday night, the on-ramp to I-12 Eastbound will be closed. Crews will be stripping the roadway, the state said in a news release announcing the closure. Construction workers will close the on-ramp from Sunday night at 8 to Monday morning at 6. Drivers are asked to... more »
  • Big rig tangle caps day of delays for I-10 West

    August 4, 2015 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic congestion continued to be an issue through rush hour in Baton Rouge Tuesday after a trio of big rigs blocked one lane of I-10 West. The Department of Transportation and Development said the incident happened on I-10 West just before Dalrymple Drive. News 2 crews... more »
  • Bridge inspection to close La. 73 next week

    August 4, 2015 6:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Highway 73 between Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge will be closed at the end of the morning rush next Thursday. The state issued the traffic advisory Tuesday afternoon. The portion of the highway that will be closed will be over Bayou Manchac. Crews will be inspecting... 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 »
  • Numerous injuries reported in BR crash

    August 3, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple people were taken to area hospitals after a crash late Monday night. The wreck closed a portion of Burbank Drive between West Lee and Ben Hur Road. Numerous police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. Police said it appears one vehicle was involved... more »
  • Horse killed in mishap on I-10

    August 3, 2015 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A horse was killed while trying to jump out of a moving trailer Monday. Police said the trailer, being pulled by a pick-up, was around the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge when the horse tried to jump from an open window on the side of the trailer.... more »
  • Memphis police arrest person of interest following officer murder

    August 2, 2015 2:07 PM

    MEMPHIS - Memphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but no charges have been filed. She says the... more »
  • Semi slams into house, bursts into flames

    July 30, 2015 9:54 PM

    PORT BARRE - Everyone involved in a fiery semi crash here Thursday escaped mostly unharmed. It's a remarkable story to tell, considering the inferno that stopped traffic and caused smoke to billow high into the sky. The semi slammed into a house after a tire blow-out. The crash... more »
  • A turkey bothers Wolverines

    July 30, 2015 9:03 PM

    ANN ARBOR, MI - A turkey has captured some hearts at the University of Michigan as it wanders the campus. It chases passers-by and gets in the way of traffic but its also the darling of social media and shows up as people's selfies. The school's Assistant Police Chief... more »
  • Stalled vehicles stall traffic throughout Baton Rouge

    July 23, 2015 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two vehicles which stalled an hour apart from each other on the Mississippi River Bridge left drivers stuck and steaming during near-100 degree heat Thursday. Around 4 p.m. the Department of Transportation and Development said a nine-mile traffic jam on I-10 West stretched from the bridge... more »

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