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  • I-12 reopens late Monday night

    December 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police sprayed foam across I-12 Monday afternoon to clean up a fuel tanker truck which flipped with a full load of gasoline near Hammond, blocking the highway. Troopers closed I-12 in both directions after the big rig wreck on the eastbound side of the highway. Pictures... more »
  • Bridge back open, but traffic backed up

    December 15, 2014 6:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Your morning commute isn't off to a good start this week, with traffic backed-up to the I-10/I-12 split following an accident on the new Mississippi River Bridge. The wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Hazmat was called to the scene to clean-up diesel leaking from... more »
  • Lane closure on Whiskey Bay Bridge scheduled next week

    December 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    IBERVILLE - Motorists who travel eastbound on I-10 across the Whiskey Bay Bridge will want to be aware of a lane closure, scheduled for high volume morning commute hours, next week. State traffic officials say the right lane of I-10, between mile marker 126.8 and 126.9, will be closed... more »
  • Troopers: Cyclist killed in St Landry Parish

    December 8, 2014 5:08 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a cyclist was killed when a truck hit him as he rode on a highway in St. Landry Parish. Joseph Norman, 55, of Opelousas was killed Saturday shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 357, according to state police. Troopers say he was riding a... more »
  • Wreck causes I-10 traffic jam

    December 5, 2014 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 West has slowed down traffic significantly through Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened near South Acadian Thruway around 1:20 p.m. It blocked the center and left lanes of I-10 West. DOTD said... more »
  • Second wreck closes Basin Bridge Thursday

    December 4, 2014 8:42 PM

    HENDERSON - For the second time Thursday, I-10 through the Atchafalaya Basin closed due to a wreck involving semis. Eastbound lanes closed near the beginning of the bridge in St. Martin Parish shortly after 7 p.m. It remained closed late into the night as crews worked to tow the... more »
  • Vehicle fire reported near I-12

    December 4, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials warned drivers to be aware of a vehicle fire during the evening rush on I-12 West. The Department of Transportation and Development said a truck was on fire on the shoulder of I-12 at Sherwood Forest Boulevard. The right lane was blocked due... more »
  • Driver killed in La. 30 construction zone crash

    December 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    GONZALES - A driver died overnight after State Police said they wrecked at an Ascension Parish construction zone, the second wreck to happen there in recent days. Troopers said Kirk Canova, 42, died after he smashed into a dump truck on Highway 30 west of I-10 near South St.... more »
  • Revamped intersection will get revamped stop light sequence

    December 2, 2014 11:24 PM

    ZACHARY- State traffic engineers will rebuild the lighting sequence of red, green and yellow lights at a busy intersection starting next week. Tuesday, the state announced plans to only allow vehicles to make a left turn from Highway 61 to Highway 64 when there is a left-turn arrow showing.... more »
  • Distracted driver blamed for lake wreck

    December 1, 2014 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven... more »
  • Police looking for Mustang that hit construction worker

    November 28, 2014 4:43 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a construction worker in Ascension Parish last week. Troopers released information about the suspected vehicle involved. Authorities said Friday, they are looking for what is possibly a white or silver, newer model Mustang. The Mustang... more »
  • Holiday travel highest in five years

    November 26, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highways and streets are clogged on the busiest travel day of the year and much of that traffic is caused by the drop in price at the pump. AAA predicts more than 40 million people will get behind the wheel this holiday season, the highest number... more »
  • Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    November 26, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour. The issues started early. Shortly after... more »
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    November 26, 2014 1:49 AM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... more »
  • DANGER ZONE: Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections Play Video

    November 17, 2014 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge is notorious for traffic congestion and wrecks snarl your commute, almost daily. News Two's Alexa Vogue narrowed the five most dangerous intersections and the spots identified are where you're most likely to get into a crash. While there is no sure way to ever... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 west near new bridge

    November 16, 2014 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD says all lanes opened up on I-10 west near the new bridge at around 3 p.m., but there is still residual traffic. An overturned semi trailer closed I-10 west just past the I-10/110 split for five and a half hours. Traffic is being diverted... more »
  • Matrix-like computer could be traffic's blue pill Play Video

    November 12, 2014 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high-tech traffic command center is up and running and is designed to keep your commute on point in the morning. About 500 cameras, linked together, give traffic engineers at the Department of Public Works a better view of what's happening on streets. The project has... more »
  • Traffic calming has some less than calm Play Video

    November 12, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An experiment to calm traffic in the Goodwood neighborhood has some wondering if the project will work. The plan changed several streets in the subdivision into one way roads and directed cars, typically cutting through, to other streets. Some residents think the changes will make... more »
  • I-10E wreck at S. Acadian causes traffic backups

    November 10, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A serious accident on I-10 East at South Acadian Thruway caused traffic headaches on Monday afternoon, according to authorities. LA DOTD said the wreck initially blocked two lanes of travel, allowing traffic to only pass through in the center lane. All lanes were reopened just... more »
  • Traffic calming test leaves residents undecided Play Video

    November 6, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan that some people are hoping will lessen traffic and make streets safer has kicked into full gear. It's called the Traffic Calming Test, and the city started it Tuesday by putting one way street signs and lowered speed limits in certain areas. They plan... 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 »
  • Teachers say cell phone driving ban working Play Video

    October 31, 2014 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents and teachers say a new law that bans handheld cell phones in some school zones is working to keep kids safe. The new law applies only during school zone hours if a specific sign is posted. Drivers are still allowed to use phones when reporting... more »
  • Transportation leaders review 2015 road projects Play Video

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders and legislators met Thursday at the State Capitol to discuss road projects slated for next year. The Department of Transportation and Development says its budget for fiscal year 2015-16 is nearly $650 million, but there's more than $12 billion worth of needs in... more »
  • Lane closures planned on Government Street Wednesday, Thursday

    October 28, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Government Street will have lane closures for the next two days as roadway experts collect data from the road surface. Wednesday and Thursday one lane in each direction will be closed. The closure will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. The lane closures will... more »
  • I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

    October 18, 2014 11:31 AM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - Louisiana State Police say weekend traffic on Interstate 10 will be slow at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. That's because crews are repairing expansion joints on the I-10 State Line Bridge at Pearl River, closing some lanes. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says transportation departments in both states... more »
  • IBM experts present results of BR traffic study

    October 17, 2014 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of IBM experts presented the results of their three week study of traffic in Baton Rouge as part of the corporation's Smarter Cities initiative. The international group of technology experts spoke to over 80 stakeholders across the city during their stay and emerged with... more »
  • Together Baton Rouge ask for changes at Scotlandville railroad crossing Play Video

    October 16, 2014 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scotlandville residents want changes at a potentially dangerous intersection. Thursday night, Together Baton Rouge and elected officials met with members of the community to talk about possible solutions to make the Scenic Highway and Scotland Avenue intersection safer. Three roads cross at that intersection. It can... more »
  • Sunday snarl

    October 12, 2014 5:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Eastbound lanes of I-10 closed for a portion of Sunday afternoon on the Mississippi River bridge due to an accident. Traffic backed up to LA-415. There was also westbound traffic on the bridge, too. At one point Sunday, traffic was slow to the I-10/I-12 split. ... more »
  • Pair of accidents cause backups on I-10 East and West

    October 9, 2014 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's traffic in both directions headed into and out of Baton Rouge as accidents in the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 have caused gridlock for afternoon commuters. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., DOTD reported all lanes blocked on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge due... more »
  • I-10 lane closures planned for rest of the week

    October 7, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the rest of the week, there will be a lane closure during the day on I-10 between the Pecue Lane Overpass to the KCS Railroad Overpass. DOTD said it will close one lane of eastbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.... more »
  • Transportation committee clashes over new ideas Play Video

    September 30, 2014 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Kam Movassaghi outlined suggestions on how to improve Louisiana's transportation system. Movassaghi presented new ways of doing things Tuesday to a transportation funding task force at the State Capitol. He says the changes need to start at the top... more »
  • IBM experts in town to solve traffic problems Play Video

    September 29, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some of IBM's top talent are in Baton Rouge to solve the city's traffic problems. It's part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge that grants cities $500,000 to solve its biggest issue. The team of six experts met with city leaders Monday to introduce themselves and kick... more »
  • IBM consultants begin BR transportation study today

    September 29, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Consultants from IBM arrive in Baton Rouge today to begin three weeks of study that will hopefully emerge with solutions to the city's constant issues with transportation. The panel of experts from the technology giant meet in the Metro Council Chamber with Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and... more »
  • People frustrated with intersection Play Video

    September 26, 2014 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The intersection at Burbank and E. Boyd has some people scared for their safety and the safety of others. A wreck at that intersection yesterday "It is a matter of life and death. If you saw the car from yesterday and there had been somebody... more »
  • IBM experts to tackle BR's transportation pains

    September 25, 2014 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation headaches have long been as much a part of life in the Capital City as LSU tailgating and Pat Shingleton's weather forecasts. On Monday, a team of IBM experts will come together to kick off a study that could produce a solution to one of Baton... more »
  • Drivers must obey new speed limit on busy street

    September 23, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The speed limit has changed on Staring Lane. New signs alerting drivers to the now 35 mph speed limit have been stalled. The change came when neighbors complained the four-laned thoroughfare's 40 mph speed limit was too high. "Everyone knows, with the posted speed limit everyone's... more »
  • Traffic delays on I-10 west on new bridge

    September 21, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up on I-10 west from an accident earlier Sunday afternoon. Traffic has been piling up since the accident just after 1:30 p.m. and is now reaching the I-10/I-12 merge. DOTD says the accident has been cleared and all lanes are open, but... more »
  • Person hit by vehicle outside prep football game

    September 19, 2014 8:24 PM

    WATSON - State Police worked a crash involving a pedestrian outside of Live Oak High School Friday evening. Authorities were dispatched to the scene after reports that someone was hit by a vehicle. Emergency crews were sent to the school shortly before 8 p.m. The Live Oak High... more »
  • Staring speed limit lowered

    September 10, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders lowered the speed limit on the newly resurfaced areas of Staring Lane during the Metro Council meeting Wednesday. People complained following a WBRZ report , where it was reported the city was installing signs setting the speed limit as 40 mph on the stretch of... more »
  • Overturned semi closes EBR-Livingston connector

    September 10, 2014 7:23 PM

    WATSON- State Police closed the intersection of Magnolia Beach Road, Magnolia Bridge Road and La. 1019 Wednesday evening after a semi overturned at the end of rush hour. The highway closed shortly before 6 p.m. and was closed until about 8:30 p.m. A WBRZ photographer on the scene... more »
  • Panel looking for traffic fix in Louisiana

    September 7, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This Wednesday, a special bridge panel is holding a public hearing to discuss road and traffic problems in Louisiana. State Rep. Karen St. Germain, chairwoman of the House Transportation Committee and a member of the panel, says there is a $12 billion backlog of road and... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in accident with garbage truck

    September 7, 2014 3:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN, La. - State police say a Port Allen man died in a weekend traffic accident involving his car and a garbage truck. The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish. A state police news release says 59-year-old Frederick Brown Jr. was driving... more »
  • 2 deer tie up traffic on Golden Gate bridge

    September 6, 2014 12:02 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities say a pair of deer on the Golden Gate bridge snarled traffic in and out of San Francisco during the evening commute. The California Highway Patrol says the deer were in the busier northbound lanes leading out of the city toward Marin County on Friday evening... more »
  • Reminder: What to know before LSU game day Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will implement several changes to game day parking and traffic starting this football season. Tiger fans will no longer be able to park in the street along Nicholson Drive or Burbank Drive south of Skip Bertman Drive. In addition, a pedestrian buffer zone will be... more »
  • DOTD OKs left turns at Burbank and E. Boyd intersection

    September 4, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Left turns at the intersection of Burbank Drive and East Boyd Drive are legal again as of Thursday, according to traffic officials in Baton Rouge. The busy intersection attracted attention in July when the traffic signal was removed and a stop sign installed in its place.... more »
  • Vitter campaigns in BR on traffic woes Play Video

    September 3, 2014 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senator David Vitter was on the campaign trail in Baton Rouge today in his run to become governor. He said traffic and infrastructure are a top priority and that Baton Rouge has the worst problems. Kary Bryce owns a North Louisiana trucking company, and said that... more »
  • Fallen trees cleared, I-12 reopens Play Video

    September 2, 2014 10:53 PM

    ALBANY- Westbound lanes of I-12 closed Tuesday night and authorities warned drivers to stay off the interstate until early Wednesday morning because trees fell onto the highway. A State Police advisory reported at about 10:30 that I-12 between Albany and Holden had closed to Baton Rouge-bound traffic. "Expect... more »
  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    September 2, 2014 2:31 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show the... more »
  • The Friday traffic fiasco has arrived

    August 29, 2014 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The nightmare drive through the state's capital has begun; starting earlier than usual for many drivers Friday. State traffic cameras show I-10 is clogged heading over the Mississippi River. Congestion builds near the bridge and is slow, if not stopped in a few areas, to Siegen Lane.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Autobahn will have a speed limit Thursday Play Video

    August 27, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers along Staring Lane will have to obey a new speed limit Thursday. After a study, the Department of Public Works will set the speed limit at 40 mph. It will be the first time drivers will be told how fast they can drive since construction... more »
  • Traffic troubles explained at LSU's Science Cafe Play Video

    August 26, 2014 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic headaches are an everyday reality for citizens of the Capital City, but tonight's informative event at Chelsea's Café will give an LSU expert a chance to break down the science of why the delays happen and what we can do to make the city move faster.... more »
  • Fire with yellow smoke shuts down Florida Blvd.

    August 25, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters closed a highway and evacuated a business near an underground fire Monday in Baton Rouge. A fire department spokesperson said they received a report of yellow smoke coming from a fire in a drain on Florida Boulevard. Witnesses told News 2 they saw flames and... more »
  • No issues found during 'New Bridge' inspection

    August 25, 2014 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State inspectors said Monday, recent inspections of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge found nothing that alarmed them. The state released limited information about the inspection, at the request of the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit. The full report is not available for public review, a state spokesperson... more »
  • Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    August 20, 2014 10:19 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday. The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the parish... more »
  • Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... more »
  • Jackknifed semi causes I-10 jam

    August 18, 2014 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Westbound lanes of I-10 through downtown hit a crawl's speed Monday. A jackknifed tractor trailer at the top of the New Bridge blocked all but one lane. At one point, state traffic cameras showed little movement around the situation. Law enforcement were on scene assisting, it appeared.... more »
  • Yes, traffic is just getting worse

    August 11, 2014 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you use the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge and thought the traffic has only been getting worse, you are correct. Transportation leaders said Monday, traffic snarled at a record pace in July: twice as many. They are trying to figure out what caused the issues. "You... more »
  • Sewage spill slows I-10

    August 11, 2014 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic slowed to a crawl eastbound over the Mississippi River on I-10 Monday due to a sewer by-product that somehow leaked from a truck and covered the interstate at the Perkins Road exit near Southdowns. The substance, which appeared black on DOTD tower cameras perched above the... more »
  • Eastbound closure on New Bridge this weekend

    August 8, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An eastbound lane of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed for the weekend so crews can inspect the superstructure. Last weekend, inspectors closed a westbound travel lane to inspect the other side of the bridge. The closure caused signfiicant traffic on I-10. The same can... more »
  • LSU adds more parking, traffic changes for games Play Video

    August 7, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced additional parking spots and changes to traffic for home football games to avoid congestion that plagued fans last year. LSU officials said there are about 2,300 additional parking spots that will be available for the start of football season, and they're going to try... more »
  • Derailment cleanup to last all weekend Play Video

    August 1, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Cleanup is expected to last the entire weekend following a train derailment on tracks that run along the side of S. Choctaw Drive. Late Friday, crews began inspecting sections of track down from the center of the derailment. Experts replaced railroad ties as they moved closer... more »
  • Mystery sewer line problem closes busy street

    July 31, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public works crews are likely going to work overnight and into Friday morning trying to make repairs to a mysterious sewer line failure that was discovered earlier Thursday. The work requires demolition to part of Burbank Drive to allow crews to get to the pipes under the... more »
  • Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    July 31, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning. According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill. We'll... more »
  • Watch your turns: new traffic flow at wreck-prone intersection Play Video

    July 30, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There will be another change dealing with how traffic is regulated on Burbank Drive. A new stop light will be added south of LSU as The Department of Public Works and the Department of Transportation looks to improve traffic along the heavily clogged street. Monday,... more »
  • I-10 West open after crash with injuries

    July 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 westbound traffic slowed to a halt on Wedneday afternoon as an accident with injuries closed lanes and caused afternoon traffic to stack up. State police said the left and center lanes of the interstate between Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard were closed as law enforcement... more »

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