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  • 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 »
  • Prosecutors say Sandra Bland's injuries consistent with suicide

    July 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    HEMPSTEAD - Investigators say no injuries consistent with a violent homicide were found during an autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail. Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam on Thursday discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in... more »
  • Stretch of 'Old 51' closed for repairs

    July 22, 2015 8:50 PM

    RUDDOCK - Old U.S. 51 is closed south of Tangipahoa Parish and into St. John the Baptist so crews can do emergency roadway repairs. The highway is a scenic thoroughfare between Ponchatoula, Manchac and LaPlace. It runs parallel to the elevated portion of I-55. The road closed between... more »
  • Report: Speed caused 27 percent of La. traffic death in 2013

    July 22, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new report finds speeding was a factor in at least 27 percent of Louisiana traffic fatalities in 2013. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study says the state had 703 traffic fatalities two years ago and 193 stemmed in part from speeding. More than 9,600 people nationally... more »
  • Trucker ticketed in rig crash

    July 21, 2015 12:59 PM

    CLINTON - The driver of a lumber truck was ticketed after a nasty crash Tuesday. State Police said a Netterville Lumber truck collided with a Department of Transportation and Development dump truck on Highway 61 at the Thompson Creek Bridge. The lumber truck pushed the DOTD truck from behind... more »
  • Multiple wrecks turn EBR interstate into parking lot

    July 21, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck on I-10 West at the Mississippi River Bridge brought traffic to a standstill Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. The wreck happened around 5:30 a.m. and blocked two lanes of I-10 West at the LA 1 exit just across the bridge. By the time all... more »
  • Keep cool and drive on

    July 21, 2015 9:34 AM

    While snarled traffic is nothing new to the Baton Rouge area, morning delays have been much heavier this week due to accidents. The Monday and Tuesday Morning commutes along I-10 through the Capital City were largely impacted by a series of crashes. Is there a cause for these traffic... more »
  • Signal at busy intersection will work for Tuesday commute Play Video

    July 20, 2015 4:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Just before 10pm Monday, state traffic control mechanics were able to get a traffic signal working again. The outage was a headache for drivers who use Airline Highway, and the state had warned their headaches could last for a while after the outage. But, after hours of... more »
  • Couple stuck in traffic, delivers baby

    July 18, 2015 4:36 PM

    HOUSTON - Video shows a Houston-area man filming his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby son next to him as he drives through traffic in an unsuccessful effort to reach a birthing center in time. Jonathan and Lesia Pettijohn were stuck in traffic for more than an hour this... more »
  • Mutliple Lane closures for I-10, I-110, between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this weekend

    July 9, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling between Baton Rouge and Lafayette using Interstate 10 should expect delays this weekend, according to a Louisiana State Police advisory sent Friday. The west bound right lane of I-10 near exit 139 will be closed from 8: p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. ... more »
  • I-10W snarled after road work, wrecks

    July 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A wreck and road work on I-10 near Port Allen snarled westbound traffic Thursday morning for hours, and could cause problems during the afternoon rush. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened past LA-415 on I-10 West after 8 a.m. It blocked the... more »
  • Traffic backs up after I-10W crash on Miss. River Bridge

    July 3, 2015 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed several lanes of I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge following an accident Friday morning. Traffic is currently backed up to the I-10/12 split as crews work to clear the wreckage. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., LA DOTD announced all lanes were back open.... more »
  • Click before leaving town; eastbound travel details to the nearest beach

    July 2, 2015 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 41.9 million Americans will head out of town for the extended 4th of July weekend that, for many, begins Friday. "Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, because families can take extended vacations without worrying about rushing their kids back for school," Brent... more »
  • Holiday traffic jam stretches for miles

    July 2, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic jam caused by a flood of holiday drivers stretched for miles past the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the congestion on I-10 East was backed up for nine miles past the Lobdell exit... more »
  • Deputies post road warnings during afternoon storm

    June 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies posted high water warnings for a half-dozen streets and roads throughout the parish as heavy rain moved through the capital area Tuesday. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Greenwell Springs had problems with high water at the intersections of Moniticello, Monterrey, and Central... more »
  • Bridge traffic backed up for miles as rain comes down

    June 30, 2015 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A disabled truck at the I-10 and I-110 split backed up traffic for miles across the new Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge as more afternoon showers moved through the city-parish. The Department of Transportation and Development said the flatbed truck was stalled and disabled before... more »
  • Debris strands multiple drivers on I-10

    June 30, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Debris on I-10 flattened several vehicles' tires just ahead of the noon rush Tuesday in Baton Rouge, and police are looking for the person responsible. Authorities said a piece of metal fell off a truck and onto the interstate between Bluebonnet and Essen, popping the tires... more »
  • Road repair and rain create EBR traffic nightmare

    June 25, 2015 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What started as an emergency highway repair Thursday morning turned into a wet, miles-long snarl of bumper to bumper traffic in East Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development sent out a notice around 10 a.m. that one lane would be closed on I-10 West... more »
  • Graves speaks on Washington Street exit at Press Club Play Video

    June 22, 2015 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's one part of I-10 that bottlenecks to one lane and it's the source of major congestion that sets off ripple effects around the Baton Rouge area. Monday at Baton Rouge Press Club, Rep. Garret Graves spoke about the issues and possible solutions to the traffic... more »
  • I-10 traffic delays to last until Monday morning

    June 20, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Heavy congestion at I-10 West at LA 77, Grosse Tete, due to road construction. Delays are expected to last until Monday morning around 6 am. Expect five miles of delays. Stay tuned to WBRZ for further updates. more »
  • Stalled 18-wheeler backs I-10W up from College to Siegen

    June 12, 2015 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The commonplace issue of Friday evening traffic in the Capital City is off to a good start as an 18-wheeler has run out of fuel just before the College Drive exit. While all lanes are now open, traffic has backed up on I-10 West out to... more »
  • Denham Springs I-12 study chugging along Play Video

    June 11, 2015 6:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With road construction underway near I-12 in Denham Springs some residents are thinking big picture. Crews will do repaving work on Pete's Highway for the next few days. In the future, Pete's Highway could be the answer to add another way on and off the interstate.... more »
  • Heavy rain brings street flooding to EBR

    June 9, 2015 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers hitting the road during the noon rush met flooded streets Tuesday afternoon in East Baton Rouge Parish. Pictures on social media showed heavy street flooding on Sherwood Forest between I-12 and Coursey Boulevard. DOTD also reported traffic delays throughout the capital area interstate system... more »
  • Rescue crews working to pull worker from bridge railroad track

    June 8, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed the left lane of westbound Highway 190 over the river as emergency crews work to rescue someone trapped on the railroad tracks that separate both sides of the highway. Sources told WBRZ, it appears the worker is not severely injured but an ambulance is... more »
  • Busy Livingston highway scene of log truck crash Monday Play Video

    June 8, 2015 5:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - On schedule, State Police opened a stretch of highway that was closed for the evening rush after a log truck overturned. For about three hours Monday, Highway 1019 north of Hunstock Road was closed. The highway was down to just one lane because of an... more »
  • Acadian Thruway accident causes heavy traffic on I-10

    June 8, 2015 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck near the Acadian Thruway exit on I-10 East backed up traffic during the noon rush. The wreck blocked the left and center lanes while authorities cleared cars from the roadway. The accident caused major congestion, backing traffic up to Port Allen on I-10... more »
  • Essen Lane construction begins today

    June 8, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Essen Lane Widening Project is set to begin on Monday. Drivers should expect delays around Essen Lane at I-10. Crews have already spent several weeks surveying Essen, in preparation of the project. The construction is designed to eliminate traffic problems like "bottlenecking." The road will be... more »
  • Police working multiple interstate wrecks

    June 3, 2015 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple wrecks tied up the interstate system around Baton Rouge and sent several people to the hospital before noon Wednesday. Baton Rouge Police closed I-110 South near the Capitol building after an SUV slammed into a concrete barrier. Officers diverted traffic off at the North Ninth... more »
  • 2 adults, 1 child injured after multiple car crash on I-10

    May 30, 2015 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say 2 adults and one child were injured after a multiple car accident on I-10 Westbound at Blue Bayou Water Park on Saturday. Initially, authorities said it was an car accident involving 8 vehicles, but recently they reported it was three vehicle hit and run... more »
  • Deadline extended for online I-10 improvement survey Play Video

    May 27, 2015 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development and Providence Engineering Team have made the decision to extend the deadline for community input in an online public survey concerning the I-10 Corridor Improvement Study. So far, traffic officials says they have collected input from about 8,300 area... more »
  • Business coalition seeks public opinion on I-10 congestion

    May 27, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge business-led coalition seeking transportation improvements is trying to get more members of the public to take an online survey about traffic on the Interstate 10 corridor. The 21-question survey is designed to gather data on commuting patterns, the use of specific stretches of roadway, problematic... more »
  • Mississippi man, 42, dies in 1-vehicle wreck in Louisiana

    May 25, 2015 11:40 AM

    RIDGECREST - Louisiana State Police say a 42-year-old Mississippi man died when his SUV ran off the road and hit several trees. Master Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau says Robert Hargrave of Natchez died about 3:10 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 84 in the town of Ridgecrest. Ridgecrest is about three... more »
  • Memorial Day traffic trouble continues

    May 25, 2015 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Interstate traffic through Baton Rouge continued to pile up behind the Mississippi River Bridge through the lunch hour. The Department of Transportation and Development said congestion on I-10 West was back from the bridge all the way past Essen Lane just after 1 p.m. The... more »
  • Heavy traffic around LSU for music weekend

    May 22, 2015 9:19 PM

    Interstate traffic seems to be clearing up on traffic cameras near Baton Rouge. Inside the city around Louisiana State University is where there seems to be a lot of build up. You should expect heavy traffic on Highland Road and Nicholson Drive through the weekend. Portions of Burbank Drive... more »
  • Taylor Swift, Superfest fans warned about traffic changes

    May 21, 2015 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With two concerts this weekend in Baton Rouge, city-parish officials warned drivers and music lovers Thursday to be aware of traffic changes around LSU. Taylor Swift performs Friday night as part of her 1989 World Tour at Tiger Stadium, while country music stars will hit the... more »
  • Simultaneous wrecks gridlocked areas of Baton Rouge Thursday

    May 21, 2015 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic came to a crawl just before the evening rush Thursday because of two simultaneous incidents. Around 1:30, all lanes of I-110 South closed near the Governor's mansion and College Drive became impassable between the Interstate and Perkins. On I-110, southbound lanes closed at Capitol... more »
  • Memorial Day weekend travel Play Video

    May 21, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Memorial Day is right around the corner and law enforcement officials are putting extra patrolmen on the roads and highways to deal with the holiday traffic. Memorial Day weekend always puts an excess of cars on the road. This year it comes at the same time as... more »
  • Heavy delays on I-10 west

    May 17, 2015 3:02 PM

    Port Allen - State police are advising that people avoid I-10 west from the Lobdell highway exit to Grosse Tete. Construction on I-10 west is causing heavy congestion and only one lane is open. DOTD says the the traffic runs from the highway 77 at exit 139 to... more »
  • Semi's camera captures moment RV lost control on I-10 Play Video

    May 11, 2015 10:31 PM

    SORRENTO - Dash cam video from a semi captured the moment the tire of a camper failed, causing the vehicle to crash and flip over on I-10 Monday. The video shows the RV, originally traveling westbound, veer into the median of I-10, cross onto the eastbound lanes and eventually... more »
  • Flipped RV closes I-10E past Gonzales

    May 11, 2015 12:04 PM

    SORRENTO - State Police said an overturned recreational vehicle caused traffic to stack up on I-10 East starting at milepost 189 about 10 miles east of Gonzales Monday morning. Troopers announced all lanes of I-10E were back open shortly after 12:30 p.m. when vehicle recovery efforts were completed. ... more »
  • Wrecks and ice show cause Friday gridlock

    May 8, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The interstates and downtown streets in Baton Rouge gridlocked Friday due to multiple wrecks and a popular ice show at the River Center. At noon traffic was backed up on I-110 South, I-12 West and I-10 West due to wrecks earlier Friday morning. Police said... more »
  • Zachary highway construction starts Friday

    May 1, 2015 12:01 AM

    ZACHARY - Construction is set to start Friday on a widening project for La 64, Main Street. The project will add a center turn lane between McHugh Road and the La 19 intersection. The state is handling the construction. One lane will be closed in each direction from... more »
  • Semi-snarl moving after I-10 West re-opens

    April 30, 2015 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound I-10 traffic got off to a creeping start, following an hour-long standstill, caused by a tanker wreck. The wreck happened Thursday afternoon during rush hour, between Dalrymple Drive and Perkins Road. Traffic was backed up on both I-10 and I-12, which then caused traffic on... more »
  • Second Plaquemine ferry starts today

    April 20, 2015 8:00 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Starting today, a second vessel will be added to run the same route as the Plaquemine ferry. The new transportation is part of an effort to help clear up traffic at La. 1 and I-10 at the Mississippi River. The second ferry will run from 3:15 p.m. to... more »
  • Overturned car blocked traffic on Airline Highway

    April 16, 2015 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First responders worked a wreck that closed southbound lanes of Airline Highway just past the Jefferson Highway interchange for just more than 30 minutes Thursday afternoon. A 3 p.m. advisory from state traffic monitors said the wreck happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Sherwood... more »
  • New camera installed to monitor WBR traffic Play Video

    April 10, 2015 6:36 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A new traffic camera is keeping a close eye on the heavily-congested traffic in West Baton Rouge Parish. The eye in the sky is on the south side of the Intracoastal Bridge on LA 1. The surveillance was installed to monitor traffic but will also be... more »
  • Downed power lines cause loss of power, Highway 19 closure

    April 10, 2015 2:49 PM

    BAKER - About five miles of Highway 19 closed Friday afternoon after a round of severe weather knocked power lines to the ground. A traffic advisory reported the closure shortly before 3 p.m. Authorities said the highway between Harding and Groom was closed as crews cleared the lines from... more »
  • Capitol employees fear traffic nightmare Play Video

    April 9, 2015 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some state employees are concerned that new security measures at the state capitol will cause a traffic nightmare when they're implemented Monday, the first day of the legislative session. However, officials assured them that the details have been worked out, and traffic will move smoothly. Starting... more »
  • Large, new development brings infrastructure concerns

    April 6, 2015 10:30 PM

    GONZALES - Contractors are ready to break ground on a new development in Gonzales, but people who live nearby are worried about the traffic and flooding impact it will have on the area. Southern Lifestyle Development, best-known for River Ranch in Lafayette, is set to start construction this summer... more »
  • Beco Road Bridge closed for repairs

    April 6, 2015 1:27 PM

    ST. AMANT - Parish officials said they're closing the Beco Road bridge in Ascension Parish for repairs starting Monday afternoon. Parish President Tommy Martinez said the bridge which crosses the New River Canal at the intersection of Weber City Road will be closed indefinitely starting at 2 p.m. Monday.... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 East at S. Acadian after crash

    April 6, 2015 10:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-10 East at South Acadian Thruway have reopened after an earlier wreck that had the interstate completely closed at that location. While traffic is slowly resuming its normal flow, heavy congestion and backups have resulted in the area. The queue connected to... more »
  • Get out of town: Holiday congestion delaying BR traffic

    April 2, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA DOTD says a swath of I-10 is jammed due to holiday travelers either coming into or getting out of town. Traffic officials said congestion on I-10 East was backed up for miles leading up to the Mississippi River bridge and into Baton Rouge. DOTD... more »
  • Essen Lane Widening Play Video

    April 2, 2015 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will break ground on new construction today. The Essen widening project is the latest in the city-parish Green Light program. Essen Lane is one of the busiest and most congested roads in Baton Rouge.The Department of Transportation and Development is working together with the Green... more »
  • Essen Lane widening lane closures

    March 30, 2015 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lane closures have started in what will be a years-long project to widen Essen Lane to as many as seven lanes. Sunday night, work began near the Ward Creek Bridge. First, the area will be re-striped then work will move forward on widening the bridge. ... 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 »
  • I-12 reopens after dislodged grate blocked traffic

    March 24, 2015 10:35 AM

    WALKER - Louisiana State Police said a dislodged drainage gate blocked traffic on I-12 West near Walker Tuesday morning. Troopers said the inside lane of I-12 West one mile east of the Walker exit was closed while workers fix the issue. Drivers were told to use use US 190... more »
  • Movie shoot to cause street closures Tuesday

    March 23, 2015 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's Office said a movie shoot will close downtown street Tuesday morning. The office said Third Street between Convention and Florida will have intermittent closures from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday for the film "A Dying Art." BRPD will handle... more »
  • Overnight interstate construction started Friday

    March 20, 2015 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overnight construction began Friday and continued into Saturday morning on I-10 between downtown and the Southdowns area. For the next few weeks, crews will be replacing the asphalt surface of lanes on both eastbound and westbound stretches of the interstate between the Washington exit and the... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 East of bridge after accident

    March 15, 2015 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic is clearing after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East of the bridge. The accident happened around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. more »
  • Interstate backups cause noon rush traffic headaches

    March 13, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of traffic snarls are present throughout the city around the noon hour on the Friday ahead of St. Patrick's Day festivities in Baton Rouge. All lanes are open on I-12 West at Airline Highway due to an earlier accident with congestion of one mile... more »
  • Heavy congestion on I-10 East on Whiskey Bay after crash

    March 12, 2015 9:57 AM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH - Louisiana State Police report I-10 East on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is back open following a crash that closed the bridge earlier this morning. The queue related to the crash has reached 10 miles in length as of 10:45 a.m., and motorists headed from Baton... 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 »
  • Traffic on both sides of Mississippi River Bridge

    March 8, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up due to a previous accident on I-10 West right before the I-10/ I-110 split. The accident caused the left and center lanes to be blocked. All lanes are open now, but vehicles are backed up on both sides of the bridge. more »
  • I-110 traffic backed up after fertilizer spill

    March 6, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a disabled fertilizer truck spilled its load on I-110 and blocked traffic around noon Friday. DOTD said the center and right lanes of I-110 South were blocked past Airline Highway because of the spill. A dump truck's trailer split open and spilled... more »
  • Man caught after manhunt in West Baton Rouge

    March 6, 2015 11:25 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish said they caught a man who fled after he was stopped on the interstate and deputies spotted drugs in his vehicle. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said searchers found Clarenc Preston behind a roofing company near Port Allen. ... more »

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