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  • Study: Baton Rouge drivers spent 36 hours in traffic in 2016

    February 20, 2017 7:46 AM

    DETROIT - When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Transportation analytics firm Inrix says drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours last year in congestion. That beat second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New... more »
  • Man booked on multiple charges after alleged struggle with Sheriff's deputy

    February 19, 2017 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly became combatant during a traffic stop Saturday. According to arrest records, on Feb. 18, Sheriff's deputies were initially called in reference to a hit and run. The victim reported damage to a... more »
  • Not so easy afternoon commute

    February 17, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – While drivers had an easy morning commuting to the capital city on Friday, it looks like the evening commute won’t be so smooth. Just before 3 p.m., most of the traffic congestion is on I-10 eastbound concentrated around the Mississippi River Bridge. There are also slight... more »
  • Daily lane closures on US 190 in Pointe Coupee start Sunday

    February 17, 2017 3:29 PM

    TORBERT – Starting Sunday, the east and west bound left lanes on US 190 near Torbert will be closed as crews work to install guard rails. According to DOTD, the closure will start at the intersection of US 190 and LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish and end at... more »
  • Nightly lane closures of I-10E in WBR, Iberville start next week

    February 16, 2017 9:35 AM

    PORT ALLEN – Crews will be closing lanes of I-10 east in between Ramah and Gross Tete overnight starting next week. According to DOTD, the nightly lane closures will be from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting the Feb. 20. The closures will start at mile marker 135 and... more »
  • WATCH: Burning semi erupts into fireball on I-10; Traffic issues continue Play Video

    February 16, 2017 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic slowed to a crawl around lunchtime Thursday after an 18-wheeler caught fire and the cab exploded on I-10. The incident happened around 11:40 on I-10 east just before the I-110 merge. The truck was on the shoulder at the Nicholson exit when it caught on... more »
  • Biker hurt after plunging into ravine off Plank Road

    February 15, 2017 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders responded to a biker that plunged off the road into a shallow ravine off Plank Road Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, the man drove off the roadway just before a bridge in the 9600 block of Plank Road around 8:30 p.m. Police,... more »
  • National traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade

    February 15, 2017 11:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - A leading safety organization says traffic fatalities jumped last year, pushing deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade. The National Safety Council says fatalities rose 6 percent in 2016, reaching an estimated 40,200 deaths. The group gets its data from states. The last... more »
  • Thursday LIVE traffic updates

    February 9, 2017 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's Ashley Fruge has you covered with live updates with your Thursday morning commute. Beat the traffic every time using WBRZ's advanced traffic tracking technology. Click here to go to our traffic center. Tweets by WBRZtraffic more »
  • LIVE UPDATES: Wednesday morning commute

    February 8, 2017 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling into capital city should expect some delays after multiple breakdowns closed lanes on I-10 and I-12 Wednesday morning. According to DOTD, around 8:15 a.m., a stalled 18-wheeler closed the center lane of I-12 at Range. Delays from this incident reached Juban Road before roads... more »
  • Mayor: power will be restored in Donaldsonville by tonight Play Video

    February 8, 2017 8:04 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE –Crews in Donaldsonville worked through the night to restore power and clear streets for Wednesday morning. Entergy reports that more than 800 customers are still without power in Ascension Parish. Those without power are concentrated in the Donaldsonville area, where the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touchdown... more »
  • Convention could cause traffic, parking troubles in downtown Play Video

    February 7, 2017 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City officials say a convention being held at the Raising Cane’s River Center may cause traffic trouble this week. According to VisitBatonRouge.com, the city will host the Louisiana Senior Beta Club Convention from Wednesday, Feb. 8 to Friday, Feb. 10. As many as 7,000 students and... more »
  • I-110 South reopens after deadly crash Play Video

    February 6, 2017 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say that a 20-year-old man is dead in a single vehicle crash that closed I-110 south Monday morning. The crash happened around 8:22 a.m. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a crane truck registered to Turner Industries was traveling southbound in the... more »
  • Impairment suspected in crash that killed two I-10 West Play Video

    February 5, 2017 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two were killed in a deadly crash near the East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes line on I-10 West Sunday. Louisiana State Police Spokesperson Bryan Lee says 23-year-old Jared Cunningham of St. James, La. and 39-year-old Jeremy Jenkins of Baton Rouge were killed in the crash.... more »
  • DOTD seeking private investors to help upgrade Interstate 10

    February 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is seeking to use a new financing method to upgrade Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area. The state Department of Transportation and Development is soliciting information from private investors willing to put up money for the roadwork. In exchange, they would get long-term payments from... more »
  • DOTD fixes potholes after officer crash, but some say it's not enough Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer, injured in a motorcycle crash after hitting a pot hole Wednesday, is expected to recover from his injuries. Police say he was escorting an 18-wheeler and hit the pothole...losing control of his bike and ended up hitting another vehicle. The officer has... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • All major roads experiencing delays at lunch Friday

    February 3, 2017 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A situation involving a car carrier is one of numerous problems that slowed traffic across Baton Rouge at lunch Friday. It's unclear what happened, but traffic cameras showed the semi off to the side of I-10 near Bluebonnet surrounded by police cars. The situation was... more »
  • Parts of Greenwell Springs Road to close this weekend

    February 3, 2017 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Parts of Greenwell Springs road will be closed this weekend north of Magnolia Bridge Road this weekend. According to DOTD, 1.5 miles of LA 37 will be closed north of LA 64 from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. The closure is needed as crews... more »
  • Crash on North Foster Drive sends four to the hospital

    February 2, 2017 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are treating multiple crash victims following an accident on North Foster Drive. Sources say four people are being transported for various non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred on North Foster Drive and Fairfield Avenue. Stay tuned for updates. more »
  • Traffic fix coming to LSU area Play Video

    February 2, 2017 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU area will soon see some traffic improvements on West Parker Boulevard towards Burbank Drive. Mike Olsen, construction engineer for the City of Baton Rouge says the area was in need of a change. “ I’ve been out here in the afternoons and its... more »
  • Woman killed in Airline Highway wreck

    January 31, 2017 10:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - According to Louisiana State Police, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a single vehicle crash around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Tonya Gary of Baton Rouge. LSP said Gary walked in front of a 2016 Chevrolet Impala traveling southbound on... more »
  • Sentencing for retired Saints star's killer reset for March

    January 31, 2017 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been postponed to March 27. Prosecution and defense attorneys in the Cardell Hayes case agreed Tuesday to push back a sentencing in mid-February. Smith was killed in a traffic confrontation in New... more »
  • Trooper injured by passing driver during traffic stop

    January 27, 2017 10:37 PM

    GREENSBURG - A Louisiana State Police Trooper has been injured after being hit during a traffic stop by a passing driver. Police say the crash happened Friday afternoon. The trooper stopped a driver on Highway 449 south of Highway 37 in St. Helena Parish for a traffic violation. The... more »
  • Parts of I-10 to close near Lafayette Sunday morning

    January 27, 2017 2:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Parts of I-10 will be closed Sunday near Lafayette as crews work to pull power lines across the roadway. According to DOTD, both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 will be closed for up to one hour Jan. 29 between Exit 103 and before Exit 104.... more »
  • Government St. lane will close Saturday for sewer improvements

    January 26, 2017 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say parts of Government Street will have one lane closed Saturday as crews work on sewer improvement construction. The lane closure will go into effect Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 a.m. for the eastbound direction between S. 20 th and S. 22 nd streets.... more »
  • Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

    January 22, 2017 1:22 PM

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents. Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo says Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about... more »
  • One taken to hospital following Old Scenic Hwy crash

    January 20, 2017 11:13 PM

    BAKER - Rescue crews worked to cut a person out of their car following a crash on Old Scenic Hwy. JUST IN: Here's a picture of the crash scene on Old Scenic. One person has been taken to the hospital. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/66gESZ9lyG — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) January 21,... more »
  • There goes the commute; I-10 W delays

    January 20, 2017 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are delays on I-10 West from an earlier closure at Siegen Lane. State traffic monitors reported the closure was due to vehicle recovery operations. Traffic was stopped toward Highland Road. The average speed of vehicles as of 2:15 p.m. was about 20 mph. State... more »
  • Nightly lane closures for I-12 west between Walker and Livingston next week

    January 20, 2017 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Westbound lanes of I-12 will be closed nightly from LA 63 to LA 441 starting Tuesday, Jan. 24. According to DOTD, the lane closures will start from 8 p.m. and will end at 6 a.m. as crews work on a bridge. Traffic officials suggest drivers take... more »
  • Traffic shifting on Jones Creek due to construction starting on Jan. 23

    January 19, 2017 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials announced that traffic will be shifting on Jones Creek Road between Coursey Boulevard and Tiger Bend Road due to construction planned for Jan. 23. Officials say that the southbound traffic on Jones Creek Road will move to the far west side of the newly-constructed section... more »
  • Traffic diverted on Siegen Lane following crash

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Siegen Lane has forced law enforcement to divert traffic while they investigate. The crash happened at Siegen Lane and N. Mall Drive. Two vehicles were involved. It is unclear if there are any injuries. Traffic was being diverted through N. Mall Drive... more »
  • Drug dealer resists arrest, tells passenger to destroy evidence

    January 18, 2017 1:43 PM

    HAMMOND - Two men were arrested during a traffic stop after Deputies say they found a bag of illegal drugs in their car. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, a deputy stopped Michael Nelson Jr., 28, of Tickfaw, at the intersection of Wardline Road and Crapanzano Road Saturday... more »
  • UPDATE: Accident causes lane closure on I-10 East

    January 16, 2017 5:36 PM

    UPDATE : All lanes are now open on I-10 East at LA 415. BATON ROUGE - The right lane is blocked on I-10 East at LA 415 due to an accident. Traffic is still passing through the left lane. There is currently only minor congestion from this accident.... more »
  • Lane closure on North Street until 5 p.m.

    January 12, 2017 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One lane of North Street at North 13th Street will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The Baton Rouge Water Company will be repairing a water main, requiring workers to shut down the south/left lane at North 13th Street. The right lane... more »
  • Teen arrested after high-speed chase through parishes

    January 9, 2017 10:02 AM

    CROWLEY - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a high-speed chase through three parishes involving four law enforcement agencies in south Louisiana. KATC-TV reports Crowley Police officers stopped the teen for a traffic violation Sunday before he sped off and began the chase. The teen drove from... more »
  • Uber to help cities get a better grasp on traffic patterns

    January 8, 2017 5:44 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. The assistance will come in the form of a free website, called "Movement," expected to be available to the public in... more »
  • New Orleans to activate new traffic cameras Monday

    January 8, 2017 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration says 55 new traffic cameras will begin photographing and fining speeders on Monday. The revenue from the controversial cameras will be used to help close budget gaps in 2017, although Landrieu has said that's not the point of the cameras. All... more »
  • Frozen roadways worry Mississippi residents Play Video

    January 6, 2017 10:03 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - As winter storm warnings stay in effect, Mississippi counties are bracing for more ice and cold overnight. Throughout the day Friday, parts of Mississippi experienced rain, sleet, and some snow. What's left behind could cause a mess on the roads. "My buddy passed a car and then... more »
  • Good Samaritan killed in Friday I-110 NB crash

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Good Samaritan was killed after trying to assist during a multi-car wreck Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police traffic homicide detectives say two separate accidents occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Convention Street exit of North I-110. Detectives say a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling... more »
  • New Year's Day chase leads Walker Police to drug arrest

    January 5, 2017 8:28 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police have arrested a man on multiple charges after a traffic stop turned into a chase. Officers say 32-year-old Joshua Harbin of Independence was driving a green Dodge pickup when they attempted to pull him over for failing to use a turn signal turning onto Brian... more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 east lane closure postponed

    January 4, 2017 5:23 PM

    SORRENTO – State traffic officials say the planned closure of both I-10 eastbound lanes at US 61 has been postponed. According to a statement released by DOTD Wednesday, the full interstate closure was planned for Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. Crews were planned to remove the damaged section... more »
  • Man wanted for attempted murder arrested after chase ends on I-110 Monday

    December 26, 2016 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after he led officers on a pursuit Monday afternoon that ended on I-110. The man, 28-year-old Julius Bess, was wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for attempted second degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and illegal use of... more »

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