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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Construction on roundabouts starts Monday

    March 5, 2015 10:28 PM

    HAMMOND - Construction begins along a busy artery connecting the two cities in southern Tangipahoa Parish next week. Monday, work begins on a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 51 and Club Deluxe Road. Traffic will remain flowing through the work area, except for 15 days in mid-April when... more »
  • In case of irony, truck hauling weed killer falls apart under oak tree

    March 4, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon removing bags of herbicide from the trailer of an 18-wheeler after it split in half making a turn in downtown. The truck broke as it was turning right onto North Boulevard from 6th Street near the Old Governor's Mansion. Ironically, it fell... more »
  • Plane essentially stuck in mud shuts down air traffic at airport

    March 3, 2015 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The only runway used for passenger airliners at Baton Rouge Metro Airport closed Tuesday evening. An airport spokesman said a small, corporate jet had hydraulic failure that resulted in it losing its brakes and it rolled into wet grass as it was taxiing. Because the plane... more »
  • Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    March 3, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials reopened two lanes of I-10 West across the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck just before noon snarled traffic. The wreck happened just past the on-ramp from Nicholson onto the bridge and blocked the right and center lanes. Congestion behind the wreck was... 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 »
  • Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    February 28, 2015 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up in Port Allen right before the bridge due to a accident with a tractor trailer. All lanes are now open after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge. It happened around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.... more »
  • Zachary crash leaves one person dead, others hurt

    February 26, 2015 9:45 PM

    ZACHARY - One person died and two others were severely injured in a crash Thursday evening. Police said the driver of a sedan turned in front of on-coming traffic and was hit by a utility truck towing a trailer. The truck hit the car on the passenger side and... more »
  • New money is green light for some Green Light projects

    February 25, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city will jump start five Green Light road construction projects thanks to bond refinancing that will generate $40 million. The entire project is paid for by a 2005 half-cent sales tax program. So far, about $508 million has been spent on upgrades across the parish.... more »
  • People speak out on possible I-10 exit at Pecue Lane check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The public was able to add their thoughts about a long-awaited interchange for Pecue Lane at a meeting tonight in Baton Rouge. The interchange, part of the city-parish Green Light Project, would mean a widening and expansion of Pecue Lane with ramps to the interstate. ... more »
  • Officials meet to discuss improvements to Pecue Lane at I-10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Easing traffic in Baton Rouge is always a hot topic, and the Green Light Project is trying to make progress forward. On Wednesday, plans are being discussed to deal with a roadway that's getting busier by the day: Pecue Lane at I-10. There are several ideas... more »
  • US 190 West closed due to overturned 18-wheeler

    February 24, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - US 190 West was closed at Scenic Highway for just over two hours on Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to remove an overturned tractor trailer. LADOTD announced the roadway was open again shortly after 6 p.m. with congestion reaching Hollywood Street as the removal efforts were... 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 »
  • DOTD to close some north La. highways overnight

    February 16, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said they plan to close several highways in northwest Louisiana as wintry weather moves through the state overnight. The Department of Transportation and Development said they're also preparing salt, sand and scout trucks to deal with possible sleet or freezing conditions early Tuesday... more »
  • Flipped 18-wheeler closes WBR highway

    February 16, 2015 3:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Witnesses said an 18-wheeler flipped in Port Allen Monday afternoon, blocking traffic north of the city for more than an hour Monday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said LA 415, also called North Lobdell Highway, was closed at Plantation Avenue in both directions at... more »
  • Holiday traffic kicks off with I-10 East congestion

    February 13, 2015 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What is sure to be a heavy traffic weekend as Big Easy bound revelers make their way east through the Capital City is certainly underway as a several mile snarl has formed on I-10 East across the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic officials did not link the... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 West bridge

    February 13, 2015 6:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another traffic headache in the Capital City this morning. All lanes were blocked on I-10 West atop the Mississippi River Bridge because of an accident for over an hour. At the time of this post, two lanes have been re-opened and traffic has begun to slowly... more »
  • Deputies: woman, suspect in chase knew each other

    February 12, 2015 10:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators said a man who took them on a high speed chase and was charged with simple rape and false imprisonment had a past with the woman at the center of the ordeal. Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey and the... more »
  • Crippled semi trailer snarls interstate

    February 12, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a semi trailer hauling chemicals broke down near the I-10 / I-12 split Thursday, snarling traffic along the interstate system throughout the day. The breakdown happened on the right side of I-10 West approaching the split around noon according to Baton Rouge Police.... more »
  • Witnesses describe motel of horror; man arrested after police chase Play Video

    February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN-Investigators said a report of a kidnapping and rape led to a nearly 40-mile chase from West Baton Rouge Parish across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and almost into Lafayette Wednesday. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey is being charged with simple... more »
  • Lanes reopen on bridge

    February 7, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck blocked the center lane. Traffic is backed up to La-415 at the Lobdell exit after crews spent over an hour to clean up the crash scene. The accident happened around... more »
  • Driver accused of smashing into bus has $19,000 bond

    February 4, 2015 10:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond. Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
  • Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    January 31, 2015 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours. Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... more »
  • An end in sight for LA 73 work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the road bed near Airline Highway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. DOTD says... more »
  • Wrecks slow, shut down highways around Baton Rouge

    January 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two wrecks slowed traffic or shut down highways around the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. Traffic along I-10 East into Ascension Parish remained backed up around noon after a dump truck overturned on the shoulder of the road. The truck was hauling gravel and no one was... more »
  • Maps released detail proposed upgrades to Baton Rouge lakes

    January 30, 2015 6:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ideas to turn the ailing LSU lakes into a showcase range from dredging the sediment that's been choking the water bodies to building boardwalks and parks and restricting traffic. Hundreds of residents pored over maps of potential traffic changes, ecological features and where dredge material from the... more »
  • DOTD: traffic incidents and delays increase in BR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2015 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The traffic nightmare in the capital city is getting worse, according to numbers from the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released its findings of traffic incidents in 2014. The number of incidents are up by more than 1400, accidents blocking lanes increased by 36... more »
  • Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

    January 26, 2015 4:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google to shut down a police-reporting feature on a popular smartphone traffic app. The sheriffs say the real-time tracking puts police officers' lives in danger. The Waze app is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. It has 50 million users in... more »
  • Severe injuries reported in wreck that closed I-10 Monday night

    January 19, 2015 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police reported possible severe injuries in a crash that closed I-10 westbound just before the river bridge Monday night. A state traffic camera showed one vehicle overturned. The crash scene was surrounded by numerous first responders, police officers and their emergency response vehicles. Westbound lanes of... more »
  • Runners ready for Baton Rouge

    January 16, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Downtown will play host to thousands of athletes this weekend. The Louisiana Marathon is Sunday morning but events and smaller races begin Saturday. Runners started to arrive as early as Friday and took to downtown streets to get a feel for the city. "I think the... more »
  • Zachary bypass opened Thursday

    January 15, 2015 11:17 PM

    ZACHARY - City officials opened the newly-completed bypass Thursday. The street is less than a mile long and allows a quick route around the city's busy main street. Designers said the bypass will reduce traffic around the city, especially on Highway 19. "We are committed to continuing to... more »
  • Toll road through the heart of Baton Rouge explained check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State traffic officials received a 28-page plan from an engineering firm that outlines its plan to build a loop through the city. Conversations about a proposal started last year , during the legislative session. Then, lawmakers talked about using existing roads and few new construction projects to... more »
  • DOTD says changes could be coming to deadly curve

    January 14, 2015 1:19 PM

    WALKER - State traffic officials said Wednesday they have no plans to reduce speed along a stretch of road where several deadly wrecks have happened in Livingston Parish, including a wreck on New Year's Eve which killed three people. However, the Department of Transportation and Development said they would... 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 »
  • 1 million pounds of salt ready for winter weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said they have one million pounds of salt ready to go in case highways around the Baton Rouge area start to ice over Thursday night. The Department of Transportation and Development loaded trucks with sand Thursday and performed full maintenance checks on the equipment... more »
  • Old Perkins Road repairs, may hold some drivers up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 4, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Old Perkins Road will undergo construction this week, meaning at times the road will be down to one lane in each direction. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the project will begin Monday and go through Thursday. Lane closures will take place in the... more »
  • People asking for road changes after NYE deaths check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 1, 2015 6:13 PM

    WALKER - The New Year's Eve crash that left three dead on Walker South Road has residents asking for change. Stephen Edward says in the time he's lived on the curve where the wreck happened he's counted more than 20 deaths along that stretch of road. "A lot... more »
  • State considering second Plaquemine Ferry Play Video

    December 29, 2014 4:40 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The state is considering adding a second ferry in the Plaquemine area. The current route connects Plaquemine in Iberville Parish with Sunshine in Ascension Parish. Drivers on the west side of the Mississippi River say it's a headache dealing with Baton Rouge traffic. "We need some... more »
  • Person killed in crash on Hwy. 190 Friday night

    December 26, 2014 9:27 PM

    LIVONIA - Highway 190 was closed after a three-vehicle crash Friday night. Police said one person was killed in the collision. Officers closed westbound lanes as they worked the crash. Chief Brad Joffrion said crash investigators were still piecing together the scene and was not able to release... more »
  • State planning traffic relief for busy interchange check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 23, 2014 11:11 PM

    GONZALES - The state announced it is planning two, short-term projects to deal with congestion and safety issues at the Highway 30 interchange with I-10. One project will install an eastbound left-turn lane from La. 30 to Veterans Boulevard. The other will install an additional eastbound lane from near... more »
  • 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 »

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