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  • Congestion has cleared on I-12 West

    September 2, 2015 8:07 AM

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

    September 1, 2015 9:58 PM

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

    September 1, 2015 7:39 AM

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

    August 30, 2015 5:20 PM

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

    August 28, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Dozens of blown light bulbs along I10 left drivers in the dark Friday. The outages are happening between the College Dr. and Louise St. exits. News Two looked into the story, and found Entergy is responsible for putting in the blown bulbs. The lights are... more »
  • I-12 expansion nearly finished Play Video

    August 28, 2015 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Expansion work on Interstate 12 in Walker should be finished by October, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The $26.5 million expansion started last year and will bring I-12 from four lanes to six lanes from Walker to nearly Satsuma. For motorists in Livingston Parish going... more »
  • At first meeting, DOTD suggests more lanes on I-10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2015 11:25 AM

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

    August 26, 2015 7:42 PM

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

    August 25, 2015 5:32 PM

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

    August 25, 2015 12:33 PM

    RAMAH - Louisiana State Police said a wreck closed I-10 East over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Tuesday morning for more than an hour. The wreck happened at mile marker 131, several miles west of Ramah. The Department of Transportation and Development later closed that side of the interstate at... more »
  • Lane closures on I-10 East before Port Allen

    August 22, 2015 2:48 PM

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

    August 20, 2015 8:41 AM

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

    August 19, 2015 4:08 PM

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

    August 19, 2015 8:43 AM

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

    August 18, 2015 2:07 PM

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

    August 17, 2015 1:37 PM

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

    August 15, 2015 4:46 PM

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

    August 14, 2015 7:18 AM

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

    August 13, 2015 8:08 AM

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

    August 12, 2015 11:19 PM

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

    August 11, 2015 9:40 PM

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

    August 10, 2015 2:51 PM

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

    August 7, 2015 12:46 PM

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

    August 5, 2015 3:11 PM

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

    August 4, 2015 7:04 PM

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

    August 4, 2015 6:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Highway 73 between Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge will be closed at the end of the morning rush next Thursday. The state issued the traffic advisory Tuesday afternoon. The portion of the highway that will be closed will be over Bayou Manchac. Crews will be inspecting... more »
  • I-10 gridlock continues after morning wrecks

    August 4, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned 18-wheeler has caused heavy delays on I-10 West as the wreck closed an exit ramp and caused traffic to stack up beyond the I-10/12 split. The late morning wreck involving the big rig happened at the LA-1 Port Allen exit ramp on I-10 West.... more »
  • Numerous injuries reported in BR crash

    August 3, 2015 11:33 PM

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

    August 3, 2015 9:54 PM

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

    August 2, 2015 2:07 PM

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

    July 30, 2015 9:54 PM

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

    July 30, 2015 9:03 PM

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

    July 23, 2015 5:50 PM

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

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