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  • Pregnant woman, man escape burning car on I-12

    September 27, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple expecting a child was able to make it out of their burning car on the side of I-12 Tuesday. The sedan burst into flames near the O'Neal exit shortly before rush hour. Flames were seen shooting from the hood of the car. A... more »
  • Overturned semi off I-10 caused delays on I-10 E in Ascension Tuesday

    September 27, 2016 5:00 PM

    SORRENTO - Eastbound I-10 slowed between Gonzales and Sorrento due to an overturned truck on La. 22 at La. 70. The box truck overturned just before 2 Tuesday. The semi flipped at the intersection just south of the Sorrento exit on I-10. Traffic backed up from local surface streets... more »
  • 18-wheeler accident causes traffic delays at I-10/I-12 split

    September 26, 2016 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic is backed up at the I-10/I-12 split westbound due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler. The accident happened just before the College Drive exit. According to authorities, there are no injuries reported however gas is leaking from the vehicle. Keep up with Traffic... more »
  • West BR to implement traffic flow measures on LA 1 starting Monday Play Video

    September 23, 2016 10:30 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - West Baton Rouge Parish, the City of Port Allen, the Town of Brusly and the Town of Addis in partnership with local law enforcement will implement traffic control measures starting Monday, Sept. 26. The measures are an effort to improve traffic flow on LA 1... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 23, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Friday morning, an accident blocked the left and center lanes of I-10 westbound after College Drive. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring traffic. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB

    September 22, 2016 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Thursday morning, the right lane was blocked on I-10 eastbound at Acadian due to an accident involving multiple vehicles. The delay from this incident remains at LA 415 and I-110 South at Capitol Access. News 2's... more »
  • 19th JDC and BR City Court to hold Traffic Ticket Day

    September 21, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The 19th Judicial District Court and the Baton Rouge City Court announced that it will be holding a day where drivers can take care of their traffic tickets. The "Traffic Ticket Day" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. Drivers... more »
  • Both lanes blocked on I-10 west on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

    September 21, 2016 11:32 AM

    RAMAH – All lanes are blocked on I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to an accident Wednesday morning. According to traffic officials, the accident happened near mile marker 123 just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic is passing through the right shoulder. Congestion from the incident has reached... more »
  • All lanes now open on the Sunshine Bridge

    September 21, 2016 7:00 AM

    SORRENTO - All lanes are now open on the Sunshine Bridge. Wednesday morning, all lanes of the Sunshine Bridge were closed westbound due to an accident with injury. There are several miles on delay on LA 44 southbound and LA 70 westbound. Commuters may take the Veterans Memorial... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB

    September 15, 2016 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Thursday morning, the left lane of I-10 EB was closed at Perkins due to an accident. The delay from this incident remains at LA 415. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways during Good Morning... more »
  • I-10 west reopened after crash trapped drivers on Basin Bridge for hours

    September 14, 2016 11:44 AM

    RAMAH – Crews reopened I-10 westbound at the Atachafalaya Basin Bridge after a crash involving two 18-wheelers closed both lanes for hours Wednesday morning. Drivers can still expect severe congestion and 30 mile traffic delays. The multi-vehicle crash happened around 10:20 a.m. near the Whiskey Bay Bridge and Ramah.... more »
  • State announces Ascension Parish I-10 widening project Play Video

    September 13, 2016 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transit leaders announced details of a planned widening project for I-10 through parts of Ascension Parish. I-10 will be widened from Highland Road in East Baton Rouge to Highway 73 in Ascension Parish. The widening project covers about seven miles of interstate between the two... more »
  • Post-flood, frustrated riders could wait up to an hour for a bus

    September 9, 2016 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Numerous cancellations frustrated Capital Area Transit System riders Friday as the bus system asked for patience in the system's ongoing effort to restore service with a tattered fleet and tested drivers. Earlier this week, CATS announced it was not offering its bus service to fans attending... more »
  • Ascension & Livingston Parish waterways to reopen at midnight

    September 9, 2016 11:52 AM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish and Livingston parish officials announced that all waterways will be reopened to boats on Friday at midnight. The waterways have been closed since last month's historic flooding. The waterways will be reopen to recreational and commercial boat traffic. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Bluff Road reopens with partial single-lane, shared traffic Play Video

    September 8, 2016 5:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - For the first time since flood water swamped the area around the Spanish Lake Basin, traffic returned to Bluff Road Thursday. Though, it's not an easy drive since water still covers on lane of Bluff Road. Drivers will share the southbound lane and travel be regulated by... more »
  • LADOTD announces upgrades to 511 traffic info system

    September 8, 2016 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials announced new upgrades to the state’s 511 travel information system on Thursday. LADOTD’s 511la.org system now allows travelers to create customized routes and will incorporate traffic data from community-based traffic and navigation app Waze. A version of the web app in smartphone app form... more »
  • LSU announces traffic and parking information before Saturday's home-opener

    September 7, 2016 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU takes on Jacksonville State for its home-opener game on Saturday and the university has issued traffic and parking information for fans to keep in mind when heading to campus. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and to carpool when possible in order to reduce the... more »
  • DOTD awarded $40 million to I-10 corridor improvements

    September 1, 2016 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that DOTD received $40 million in additional federal funding that will be put towards improvement to parts of I-10. Edwards said the money will be used to improve I-10 from I-49 to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in Lafayette and St.... more »
  • New Orleans officer dies in traffic accident

    August 26, 2016 1:08 PM

    MARRERO - New Orleans police have identified an off-duty officer who died in a Jefferson Parish traffic accident. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble identified the officer as 45-year-old Tony Mitchell, a 19-year veteran of the department. Gamble says Chief Michael Harrison notified Mitchell's family. Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich (sih-TAN'-u-vich)... more »
  • Heavy traffic delays in Ascension expected through next week

    August 26, 2016 12:11 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – Parish officials warn that drivers in Ascension Parish should expect heavy traffic delays starting Monday until further notice on La. 73 near the Dutchtown area. Officials say students for St. Amant High School and Dutchtown High School will be attending classes at Dutchtown High due to last... more »
  • Post flood 'normal' means more traffic in BR; Road repairs underway

    August 25, 2016 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State road engineers are busy checking highways and bridges as water recedes from areas inundated by the flood last week. More than 1,400 bridges have been checked and every highway that was flooded has also been scrutinized by experts, Shawn Wilson, the head of the state... more »
  • River Center shelter causing downtown detours

    August 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials are advising motorists about road closures and detours in the downtown area as the Baton Rouge River Center continues to operate as a shelter for families displaced by recent flooding. River Road in front of the River Center is currently closed. Westbound Government Street... more »
  • Traffic officials update interstate closures

    August 17, 2016 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana traffic officials updated the condition of flood-impacted stretches of interstate in and around Baton Rouge on Wednesday. Crews have been monitoring high water and working to quickly remove debris from roadways in the wake of recent flooding. Here’s are the latest interstate flood closures... more »
  • Motorists see delays as stretch of Airline reopens

    August 16, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway from Prescott Road to Evangeline Street is back open to traffic after high water kept the roadway closed during the weekend. Traffic officials urge patience for motorists as delays can be expected in the area. Viewers of our Facebook Live stream said bumper-to-bumper traffic... more »
  • I-110 is now open

    August 12, 2016 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-110 is now open, but the right lane remains blocked. Both lanes of I-110 were closed past Florida Boulevard Friday morning due to high water and multiple incidents in the area. There were heavy delays. #BREAKING I-110 at Capitol Access closed due to high... more »
  • Downed power lines on Essen Lane cause heavy delays

    August 10, 2016 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Motorists are seeing heavy delays on I-10 and Essen Lane due to downed power lines following an earlier crash. Traffic has backed up to the 10/12 split on I-10 as congestion results from motorists trying to exit I-10 at Essen. Essen Lane is backed up from... more »
  • Firefighters injured after crash at Florida Boulevard and Wooddale Play Video

    August 10, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of Florida Boulevard are opened following a closure to traffic at Wooddale Street due to an accident involving a firetruck Wednesday morning. According to BRPD, the fire department was responding to a call when it got "t-boned" by a Toyota Camry at Wooddale and... more »
  • Wrecks, construction slow Saturday drivers on I-10

    August 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A car flipped into the ravine between I-10 westbound and the adjacent neighborhood just after the Perkins overpass Saturday morning. The four-door sedan was upside down near the tree line. Numerous drivers stopped to help until first responders arrived. The crash happend just before 10 a.m.... more »
  • State to spend $20-25 million on new Washington Street off-ramp Play Video

    August 3, 2016 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An announcement was made Thursday regarding the future of the Washington Street exit in Old South Baton Rouge. The governor, joined by city, state and congressional representatives, announced a new off-ramp is to be constructed at the Washington exit to help with the traffic problem. The... more »
  • Pickup and semi collision slowed I-10 Monday

    August 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Eastbound delays on I-10 stretched back into East Baton Rouge following a two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish just before lunch Monday. A pickup and semi appear to have side-swiped, sending the pickup into the tree line along I-10 just east of Highway 73. Emergency crews closed one... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 W

    August 1, 2016 9:19 AM

    PRARIEVILLE - All lanes are now open on I-10 West near LA 73. An accident briefly closed the left lane of the interstate on Monday morning. Congestion reached about 4 miles. Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways during Good Morning America. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and... more »
  • Power restored for 1,700 residents

    July 29, 2016 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Airline Highway at Greenwell Street left 1,700 people without power Friday morning. A vehicle hit a power line at around 5 a.m. Baton Rouge Police Department said the injuries from this accident are non life-threating. According to Entergy, power was restored to... more »
  • I-12 West at Essen to I-10/12 split opened after closed following memorial service

    July 28, 2016 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say heavy interstate delays and closures can be expected up until 6 p.m. Thursday due to an afternoon memorial for fallen officers. I-12 West at Essen is now open after it was closed to traffic at the I-10/I-12 split following the memorial. DOTD advises... more »
  • Rain causing heavy traffic and stalled cars during Tuesday commute

    July 26, 2016 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As thunderstorms are moving through the city, rain has caused multiple accidents and stalled cars during the Tuesday afternoon commute. DOTD reported four accidents since 2:47 p.m. and four stalled vehicles. One of those vehicles has caused the exit ramp to North Street on I-110 near... more »
  • Likely closures and delays along Airline due to Montrell Jackson's funeral procession

    July 25, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Monday due to a funeral procession on Airline Highway. Officer Montrell Jackson's funeral is likely to cause closures and delays on Airline from Winbourne Avenue to Florida Boulevard from approximately noon to 3 p.m. There is already heavy... more »
  • All lanes now open on Greenwell Springs Road

    July 25, 2016 7:13 AM

    CENTRAL - All lanes are open on Greenwell Springs Road. Greenwell Springs Road was closed on Monday morning in both directions between Denham Road and Liberty Road due to an accident. A concrete mixer truck hit a curb and flipped over while traveling on Greenwell Springs Road. Louisiana... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 West

    July 19, 2016 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on 1-12 West. The left lane of I-12 West near Millerville was closed Tuesday morning due to the accident. The delay from this accident remains at Juban Road in Denham Springs. Accident w/ inj involving a motorcycle I12 W... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 West

    July 18, 2016 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 West at the Mississippi River Bridge. The right and center lanes of I-10 westbound at the bridge were blocked early Monday morning due to an accident. Congestion from this accident is approaching the I-10/I-12 split. HUGE MESS... more »
  • 18-wheeler pins vehicle on Airline Highway near Old Hammond

    July 13, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Part of Airline Highway is closed to traffic Wednesday morning after an an 18-wheeler partially pinned a vehicle while turning. The accident is on Airline past Old Hammond Highway. According to DOTD, all lanes are now open after they were closed temporarily earlier on Wednesday morning... more »
  • Louisiana transportation task force meets Tuesday

    July 11, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A push that may produce the most sweeping changes in Louisiana's roads and bridges in nearly 30 years gets underway Tuesday. A transportation task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards is set to hold its first meeting. Six months later, it is supposed to make... more »
  • Suburban St. Louis officer wounded in shooting

    July 8, 2016 4:12 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say a driver shot and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer during a traffic stop. The shooting happened around 11 a.m. Friday in Ballwin. Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott said at a news conference Friday that the attack happened around 11 a.m. and was captured... more »
  • $60 million federal grant could help deal with I-10 nightmare

    July 5, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grant will help fund changes on I-10, Congressman Garret Graves announced in a news release Tuesday. Sixty-million dollars will be used to facilitate closing the existing Washington Street exit in Baton Rouge and building a new, left exit for the Old South Baton Rouge... more »
  • Traffic snarl stretches for 19 miles between Lafayette and BR

    July 1, 2016 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly 20 mile-long delay is stretching west from Baton Rouge toward Lafayette starting at the foot of the Mississippi River Bridge as holiday traffic combines with Friday commuters to drag eastbound travel to a near standstill. LA DOTD took to Twitter early Friday afternoon to... more »
  • Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

    July 1, 2016 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government says traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says preliminary estimates show fatalities rose 7.7 percent to about 35,200 in 2015. That's makes last year the deadliest driving year since... more »
  • Vehicle overturns after hit-and-run causing I-12 West delays

    June 30, 2016 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned vehicle on I-12 West at O’Neal Lane is causing heavy Thursday morning commute delays. At 8:30 a.m., the closed right lane reopened, leaving the center and left lanes blocked. Congestion related to the crash had stretched to Juban Road by that time. Baton... more »
  • Lanes now open after accident blocked center lane of I-12 East at Juban Road

    June 29, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes are now open after an accident on I-12 East at Juban Road had the center lane of the interstate blocked on Wednesday around 3 p.m. According to DOTD, traffic has backed up to Range Avenue. Stay with WBRZ on Facebook and Twitter for... more »

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