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  • Traffic shifting on Jones Creek due to construction starting on Jan. 23

    January 19, 2017 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials announced that traffic will be shifting on Jones Creek Road between Coursey Boulevard and Tiger Bend Road due to construction planned for Jan. 23. Officials say that the southbound traffic on Jones Creek Road will move to the far west side of the newly-constructed section... more »
  • Traffic diverted on Siegen Lane following crash

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Siegen Lane has forced law enforcement to divert traffic while they investigate. The crash happened at Siegen Lane and N. Mall Drive. Two vehicles were involved. It is unclear if there are any injuries. Traffic was being diverted through N. Mall Drive... more »
  • Drug dealer resists arrest, tells passenger to destroy evidence

    January 18, 2017 1:43 PM

    HAMMOND - Two men were arrested during a traffic stop after Deputies say they found a bag of illegal drugs in their car. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, a deputy stopped Michael Nelson Jr., 28, of Tickfaw, at the intersection of Wardline Road and Crapanzano Road Saturday... 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 »
  • Lane closure on North Street until 5 p.m.

    January 12, 2017 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One lane of North Street at North 13th Street will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The Baton Rouge Water Company will be repairing a water main, requiring workers to shut down the south/left lane at North 13th Street. The right lane... more »
  • Teen arrested after high-speed chase through parishes

    January 9, 2017 10:02 AM

    CROWLEY - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a high-speed chase through three parishes involving four law enforcement agencies in south Louisiana. KATC-TV reports Crowley Police officers stopped the teen for a traffic violation Sunday before he sped off and began the chase. The teen drove from... more »
  • Uber to help cities get a better grasp on traffic patterns

    January 8, 2017 5:44 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. The assistance will come in the form of a free website, called "Movement," expected to be available to the public in... more »
  • New Orleans to activate new traffic cameras Monday

    January 8, 2017 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration says 55 new traffic cameras will begin photographing and fining speeders on Monday. The revenue from the controversial cameras will be used to help close budget gaps in 2017, although Landrieu has said that's not the point of the cameras. All... more »
  • Frozen roadways worry Mississippi residents Play Video

    January 6, 2017 10:03 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - As winter storm warnings stay in effect, Mississippi counties are bracing for more ice and cold overnight. Throughout the day Friday, parts of Mississippi experienced rain, sleet, and some snow. What's left behind could cause a mess on the roads. "My buddy passed a car and then... 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 »
  • New Year's Day chase leads Walker Police to drug arrest

    January 5, 2017 8:28 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police have arrested a man on multiple charges after a traffic stop turned into a chase. Officers say 32-year-old Joshua Harbin of Independence was driving a green Dodge pickup when they attempted to pull him over for failing to use a turn signal turning onto Brian... more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 east lane closure postponed

    January 4, 2017 5:23 PM

    SORRENTO – State traffic officials say the planned closure of both I-10 eastbound lanes at US 61 has been postponed. According to a statement released by DOTD Wednesday, the full interstate closure was planned for Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. Crews were planned to remove the damaged section... more »
  • Man wanted for attempted murder arrested after chase ends on I-110 Monday

    December 26, 2016 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after he led officers on a pursuit Monday afternoon that ended on I-110. The man, 28-year-old Julius Bess, was wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for attempted second degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and illegal use of... more »
  • Christmas traffic accident kills Ville Platte woman

    December 25, 2016 2:49 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - A Ville Platte woman has died in a Christmas morning traffic accident. State police say 24-year-old Allison Gremillion was driving a Nissan Maxima eastbound on an Evangeline Parish road when she ran off the roadway. The vehicle ran into a ditch, struck an embankment and overturned. Gremillion... more »
  • Expect heavier than normal traffic for holiday travelers

    December 22, 2016 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The holiday rush has arrived. State traffic monitors advised drivers that the holiday rush would start early and last longer due to travelers passing through the city ahead of Christmas. Drivers should expect heavy delays. Christmas is Sunday and many offices are closed Friday. People... more »
  • Overturned semi snarls traffic on I-10; lane reopened

    December 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    GRAMERCY – A box truck overturned and blocked traffic for hours between LaPlace and Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Delays reached about two miles, although drivers were slowing around LaPlace. A picture posted to the State Police Facebook page showed the semi on its side, blocking at least one... more »
  • Day care owner worried about traffic, safety of children Play Video

    December 15, 2016 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Increased traffic over the years on Jefferson Highway may be putting children at one day care at risk. The owner of Guardian Angel Day Care is asking for help to slow the traffic down. "I just feel like they're all my children and I don't want... 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 »
  • Multi-car crash I-10W at Citiplace causing traffic headache

    December 15, 2016 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multi-car crash on I-10 West closed two lanes before the College Drive exit Thursday afternoon. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. DOTD officials say congestion from the incident has reached Essen Lane on I-10 and I-12. The 2 right lanes are blocked... more »
  • Right lane reopened I-10 west past Highland Road

    December 8, 2016 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The right lane of I-10 West was blocked just after the Highland Road exit due to a stalled vehicle. Traffic officials say congestion from the incident passed the exit. The lane was opened reopened just after 3:45 p.m. The right lane is blocked I-10... more »
  • Officials expect increased airport traffic due to Trump visit

    December 8, 2016 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say that the Baton Rouge Metro Airport expects higher than normal traffic volumes due to President-Elect Donald Trump's visit on Friday . Travelers can expect high traffic volumes between 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Airline passengers... more »
  • LSU, other universities awarded federal funds to study traffic issues

    December 2, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will lead a 'consortium of universities' to establish a regional center to study how new technologies can be used to make transportation systems smarter. LSU official announced that the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, (Tran-SET), will receive $2,470,600 for the current fiscal year. “LSU... more »
  • Sunday holiday trek home slows interstates through Baton Rouge

    November 27, 2016 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The notorious Sunday trek home from the Thanksgiving holiday has started. Slowdowns started before 11 o'clock Sunday morning and will likely last most of the afternoon. Traffic monitors warned drivers to expect delays on all interstates in the city - I-10, I-110 and I-12. Baton... more »
  • Traffic nausea: I-10 west reopened after truck carrying Pepto ignites

    November 26, 2016 1:57 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - The westbound lanes of I-10 near LA 415 was closed for hours as crews worked to clear a two vehicle crash that caused a large fire early Saturday afternoon. All lanes are now open I-10 West at LA 415 (Lobdell). Congestion remains at one mile... more »
  • Southern, Grambling fans encounter Bayou Classic traffic on I-10

    November 25, 2016 5:00 PM

    LAPLACE - Traffic slowed across the Bonnet Carre Spillway as Southern and Grambling fans drove into New Orleans. All day, state traffic monitors warned of slowdowns to New Orleans. The Bayou Classic is Saturday. Ten-mile long traffic jams were causing heavy delays on I-10 between Baton Rouge and... 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 »
  • BRPD: Man impersonates officer, threatens motorist over traffic grudge

    November 24, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he threatened a man Monday over a traffic incident that happened four months ago. According to arrest records, a victim told Baton Rouge Police that he pulled into a Perkins Road parking lot when he was... more »
  • Crash prompts I-10 closure Thursday morning

    November 24, 2016 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The holiday wasn't immune to traffic troubles; I-10 closed for a portion of the morning after a crash near Ward Creek. People reported on traffic apps there was a wreck on both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The westbound wreck was more severe - causing a... more »
  • Holiday traffic jams slow travel through Baton Rouge

    November 23, 2016 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic slowed to a crawl Wednesday around lunchtime. The usual pre-Thanksgiving Day gridlock started around 11 a.m. when DOTD reported that the left lane of I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge was blocked due to an accident. Around 12:36 p.m., DOTD reported that all lanes... more »
  • Proposed tax hike for East Baton Rouge roads Play Video

    November 16, 2016 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The same day East Baton Rouge voters decide their next mayor-president, they'll also vote on a 5-Mill property tax increase for traffic improvements. City-parish leaders call it the Green Light Plan 2, an update of the 11-year-old road work program. Read the full plan here. Parish... more »
  • Lanes open following accident near I-10 west at College Drive exit

    November 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multicar crash on I-10 west blocked two lanes near the College Drive exit just before noon Friday. The crash happened around 11:51 a.m. just before the College Drive exit. Lanes opened around 12: 45 a.m. Photos from the scene showed multiple cars stopped or pulled... more »
  • Lanes reopen on I-10 east after accident near Sorrento

    November 4, 2016 1:31 PM

    SORRENTO – All lanes are open following an accident near US 61 that blocked the left lane of I-10 East near Sorrento Friday afternoon. The accident happened just after 12 p.m. Friday. DOTD officials say that congestion from the incident has reached three miles in length. Preliminary sources... more »
  • WATCH: Trucker snags tree, nearly crashes passing car Play Video

    November 3, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A winding street around City-Brooks Park and the nearby dog park was closed for a part of Thursday afternoon after an 18-wheeler drove off with a large limb from one of the oak trees in the area. Video recorded by a WBRZ Twitter follower, @msvirdure, showed... more »
  • Oversize load to slow traffic on the Westside for the next week

    October 25, 2016 10:29 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Westside drivers are in for some delays due to wide loads being moved through Plaquemine for the next week. Oversized vessels will be transported from a shipyard across from the Iberville Parish Multipurpose Center on Bayou Road the Shintech Plaquemine facility off Highway 1 south of the city.... more »
  • RV fire slows traffic on I-10 Tuesday

    October 25, 2016 2:15 PM

    GONZALES - A large camper fire closed lanes of I-10 in Ascension Parish after lunch Tuesday. Twitter user @jonsmith4040 shared a picture of an older-model RV engulfed in flames. The fire seemed to have burned up the entire front part of the camper but smoke was pouring from either... more »
  • Vehicle on fire closes right lane of I-110 SB at Chippewa

    October 25, 2016 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Tuesday as the right lane is blocked on I-110 southbound at Chippewa because a vehicle is on fire. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • Flood damaged Livingston highway reopened

    October 25, 2016 11:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One of the last roads still closed from the flood reopened this week. DOTD announced Tuesday, the bridge over West Colyell Creek was repaired and open. La. 1027 - or Burgess Avenue - was closed from Lockhart Road to Peak Lane after the flood damaged the... more »
  • Accident closes Airline Hwy NB at E. Flanacher in Port Hudson

    October 24, 2016 8:31 AM

    ZACHARY - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Monday morning as Airline Highway northbound at E. Flanacher in Port Hudson is closed due to an accident. Drivers may use LA 64 eastbound to LA 964 northbound to get back to US 61 northbound. News 2's Ashley... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 EB on MS River Bridge

    October 24, 2016 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are opened on I-10 east on the Mississippi River Bridge after officials cleared an accident. The delay from this incident is 2 miles past LA 415 (Lobdell). News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter... more »
  • Southern University dominates UAPB 49-17

    October 21, 2016 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Austin Howard passed for three touchdowns, Lenard Tillery ran for two more and Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49-17 on Saturday night. Howard completed 22 of 28 passes for 292 yards without an interception and Tillery had 135 yards rushing on 19 carries. It was Tillery's third consecutive... more »
  • Multiple car accident closes lane on I-10 WB

    October 21, 2016 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Friday morning as the right lane is blocked on I-10 westbound at the Pecue Overpass due to an accident involving three cars. The delay from this incident has reached Highland Road. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-110 NB

    October 21, 2016 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-110 northbound. Friday morning, two right lanes were blocked on I-110 northbound past Florida Boulevard due to a car on fire. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . 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 »
  • Transportation report reveals congestion costing drivers money

    October 19, 2016 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – CRISIS, the Baton Rouge coalition for transportation improvements, released a report on the city's transportation infrastructure that reveals traffic is costing drivers on average more than $1,000 on gas due to congestion and an additional $700 in car repairs and maintenance due to poor roads. The report... more »
  • New Orleans looks to double traffic safety cameras in 2017

    October 19, 2016 10:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The number of traffic safety cameras to catch drivers speeding or running red lights in New Orleans could nearly double next year. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has proposed adding another 55 such cameras to the 66 already in use in the city as part of his 2017 spending... more »
  • New traffic light to be placed on on Millerville Road near I-12 Play Video

    October 17, 2016 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Residents of the Country Ridge Subdivision near I-12 may soon get a relief from traffic issues with a new temporary traffic light. The city will put up a temporary light on Deer Ridge Avenue and Millerville Road. Right in front of the subdivision, on Millerville... more »
  • The Friday fiasco started; Track traffic live here

    October 14, 2016 4:21 PM

    SATSUMA - The Friday evening commute got off to a very slow start across the region. Shortly after 3 p.m., eastbound I-12 closed due to a wreck near La. 441. Traffic was slow between Walker and Holden. A state traffic camera showed traffic stopped at Satsuma. In the... more »
  • Pickup crushed by logs from overturned log truck

    October 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    ZACHARY - People were taken by ambulance after a log truck overturned and spilled its load of logs on top of a pickup. The crash happened on US 61 at Mt. Pleasant Zachary Rd. Pictures provided by authorities showed the semi on its side and logs strewn about the... more »
  • VIDEO: Airline Highway reopened after crews wrangle escaped cows following crash Play Video

    October 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mishap involving a truck and trailer with cows closed Airline Highway south of I-12 Tuesday. Both lanes of Airline Highway southbound were closed at Sherwood Commons. A turn lane on Airline northbound was blocked and traffic was slowing as people driving by looked at the... more »
  • All lanes back open on I-10 EB

    October 11, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are back open on I-10 eastbound. Tuesday morning, there was an overturned vehicle blocking the two right lanes on I-10 eastbound at LA 415. The delay from this incident is still one to two miles long. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring... more »
  • Part of Jones Creek Road to close Friday, through weekend

    October 7, 2016 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Jones Creek Road between Tiger Bend Road and 7 pines Avenue will be closed starting Friday afternoon, according to city-parish officials. The closure will start at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and will continue until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. City-parish crews will be working to... more »
  • All lanes now open on LA 1

    October 7, 2016 8:20 AM

    PORT ALLEN - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Friday morning, the left lane of I-10 eastbound was closed before LA 1 due to an accident. The delay remains to LA 415. News 2 is monitoring the roadways this morning. We will have updates on... more »

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