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  • Ascension, Iberville could put up money for study

    July 25, 2014 10:08 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Baton Rouge area is step closer to getting a little traffic relief. Thursday, the Ascension Parish Council approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative endeavour agreement with Iberville Parish to share some of the cost of a traffic study. Based on what Iberville Parish... more »
  • Funeral procession nailed with red light tickets Play Video

    July 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest. "We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... more »
  • Road reopened after cement truck wreck

    July 21, 2014 10:28 AM

    WALKER - A portion of a road in Walker that was closed due to an overturned cement truck on Monday morning is open again. Walker Police closed Arnold Road in both directions at Burgess Road around 9:45 a.m., and both lanes were open again by 11 a.m. Police... more »
  • Rain causes all-day interstate delay

    July 19, 2014 4:08 PM

    Traffic was backed up most of the day on Interstate 10 eastbound due to inclement weather Saturday morning, according to DOTD. Showers came through Baton Rouge starting around 9 a.m. causing the initial delays. The traffic then continued well into the afternoon with cars and trucks backed up to... more »
  • Another Friday traffic fiasco on the Basin Bridge

    July 18, 2014 4:25 PM

    GROSSE TETE- Drivers traveling eastbound had to deal with another mess of traffic due to a wreck in Iberville Parish Friday afternoon. Traffic cameras showed traffic was stopped almost across the entire 18-mile long bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin for about an hour. The incident comes a week... more »
  • Breakdown on bridge causes heavy I-10W delays

    July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stalled vehicle on the Mississippi River bridge backed traffic up along I-10 and I-12 at the beginning of what could shape up to be a rainy, traffic-filled Friday in Baton Rouge. BRPD were on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. attempting to move the broken-down... more »
  • Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

    July 15, 2014 2:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
  • I-10 reopened on Basin Bridge

    July 12, 2014 10:28 AM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - I-10 east is now open after an accident involving an 18-wheeler with hazardous materials on the Basin Bridge, according to State Police. Officials say the blockage was just past the Atchafalaya River Highway exit. Traffic heading eastbound was diverted to I-49. I-10 westbound was briefly... more »
  • Dump truck on fire causes I-10 delays Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Late morning traffic headed east across the Mississippi River Bridge ground to a halt as an 18-wheeler caught fire near the middle of the bridge on Friday. The truck blocked the right lane of I-10 East and caused delays in both directions. DOTD said authorities... more »
  • Truck hauling glycerin flips on Airline

    July 8, 2014 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A wreck involving a truck hauling liquid used in pharmaceutical and skin care products will likely take hours to cleanup. The semi flipped in the ditch on the eastbound lanes of Airline Highway across form Sherwood Commons. The tanker is not leaking, firefighters said. "There is... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in evening wreck

    July 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a biker who died overnight when his motorcycle hit another vehicle and wrecked in Baton Rouge. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Travis Castle, 34, of Baker died in the wreck on North 17th and Choctaw Drive. Investigators said Castle was heading west... more »
  • Road closures and parking for BR Fourth of July

    July 4, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're headed downtown this evening for WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi and other Fourth of July festivities, Baton Rouge Police has a heads-up regarding road closures and parking before and after the event. Police began closing off River Road and Government Street between St. Louis... more »
  • 18-wheeler fire closes I-10W near Gonzales

    July 3, 2014 4:17 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities closed I-10 West near Gonzales after a tractor trailer caught on fire during the afternoon rush. It happened near the LA 30 exit on I-10 West. DOTD said congestion is back to Sorrento. The left lane re-opened at 4:20 p.m. Traffic officials asked drivers in... more »
  • LADOTD warns of nightly lane closures on I-12

    June 30, 2014 10:52 AM

    WALKER - I-12, eastbound and westbound, from LA 447 to Satsuma Rd. will be reduced to a single lane starting this evening from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to a spokesperson for LADOTD's Geaux Wider program. The nightly closures, expected to end on Wednesday, July 2, will allow... more »
  • Rush hour traffic snarled by I-10 wreck

    June 27, 2014 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck on I-10 West snarled rush hour traffic in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon for more than an hour. The wreck happened at I-10 West and Washington around 3:45 p.m. according to DOTD and blocked the left and center lanes of travel. No one was... more »
  • Long weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

    June 26, 2014 6:12 AM

    NEW YORK - Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more. That's up about 2 percent from the 40.3 million who traveled during last year's Independence Day weekend, according to auto club AAA. The calendar... more »
  • Storm damage closed Old Hammond Wednesday

    June 25, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning and heavy downpours moved into the area late Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic headaches and widespread power outages. Old Hammond Highway, between Sherwood and Flannery, was closed early in the evening rush and remained closed late into the night because lanes were blocked by a downed... more »
  • Deadly crash under investigation

    June 15, 2014 7:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one person was killed in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon. Katie Young, 75, sustained fatal injuries. Officials say she was hit by another car while north on Flannery at Florida Boulevard. Investigators say the other car was driven by a 49-year-old... more »
  • Police: Woman charged with homicide after overnight deadly crash

    June 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning. Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past... more »
  • LSP: 18-wheeler wreck causes I-10 East delays

    June 13, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police reported I-10 Eastbound past Grosse Tete is back open after briefly being closed due to an 18-wheeler that ran off the road. Troopers said motorists can expect delays and should take US 190 as an alternate route while recovery of the 18-wheeler is... more »
  • LSP: Avoid I-12 near LaCombe due to wrecks

    June 11, 2014 1:07 PM

    LACOMBE, La. - State Police warned drivers to avoid I-12 near LaCombe in St. Tammany Parish after two crashes Wednesday. Troopers said the wrecks happened on I-12 East near La. 434 at mile marker 73. Pictures from the scene showed at least one 18-wheeler was involved. LSP Troop... more »
  • Traffic activists create survey to find traffic solutions

    June 6, 2014 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of concerned citizens has developed a survey to gather information about ways traffic and roadway issues could possibly be solved in five area parishes. Citizens for Traffic Solutions , a group that began on Facebook about three years ago, started a discussion among East... more »
  • I-12 near Livingston open again after wreck

    June 6, 2014 3:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Louisiana State Police report that I-12 is open again at mile marker 26 in Livingston Parish after being closed by an earlier accident. Heavy congestion can be expected for the next hour, according to LSP. DOTD said drivers should take US 190 as an alternate route.... more »
  • Wreck snarls rush hour I-10 traffic in EBR

    June 4, 2014 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said a wreck with injuries brought traffic to a standstill on I-10 in East Baton Rouge Wednesday afternoon. DOTD said the wreck blocked the right lane on I-10 West before Highland, and involved two vehicles. The people involved had minor injuries. Traffic was... more »
  • Speed limits to change on thousands of streets

    May 28, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City work crews will begin replacing speed limit signs in thousands of neighborhoods with brighter reflectors and slower speed limits after a vote by the Metro Council Wednesday. The council approved an agenda item to lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 on streets that do... more »
  • Council to discuss lowering speed limit, replacing 12,000 signs Play Video

    May 27, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residential traffic in East Baton Rouge Parish could be moving slower, if the Metro Council approves a speed limit change. The proposal by councilman Ryan Heck would reduce the speed limit from 30 to 25 on non-striped residential streets inside city limits and in unincorporated areas.... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest traffic was a nightmare

    May 23, 2014 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Friday traffic fiasco lasted around seven hours as thousands of people descend on the city for a weekend of country music and others left to join the traffic headed out of town for an extended weekend. State traffic leaders issued an alert to drivers headed into... more »
  • DOTD: new bridge could be beneficial to traffic

    May 22, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic leaders said they'll likely look at traffic counts and the other data when studying the feasibility of a new bridge over the Mississippi River. The Department of Transportation and Development talked about the proposal Thursday, a day after state lawmakers backed a resolution requesting an additional... more »
  • Drivers hope Pete's Highway alternative will help congestion Play Video

    May 22, 2014 10:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Traffic along Range Avenue has hit a breaking point for many drivers and Thursday night engineers and infrastructure experts unveiled plans that could help solve their problem. Three solutions, two include adding an exit at Pete's Highway, just east of the Range exit. "The purpose... more »
  • Engineers to talk about Pete's Highway exit today

    May 21, 2014 10:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Thursday, state traffic leaders will discuss the possibility of adding a new exit and interchange to I-12. Engineers will display drawings for changes to I-12 at Pete's Highway. Adding an exit there could help ease congestion on Range Avenue. Other routes are being discussed. A population... more »
  • Thought today was bad? Next week could be worse Play Video

    May 16, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers had another rough commute Friday afternoon, due to wrecks, construction and congestion. Around 5:30 Friday evening, eastbound traffic on I-10 was smooth sailing, while I-10 West was stacked to Ascension. "Wherever I'm going, I'm not getting there anytime soon," said Ned Fasullo, who created... more »
  • Troopers will enforce new I-12 lane regulation Play Video

    May 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    WALKER - After several wrecks along Interstate 12, the state is cracking down on 18-wheelers using the left lane to travel through construction zones. The Department of Transportation and Development is now demanding that all commercial truck drivers remain in the right lane from Walker to the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Crashes and stalled vehicles cause more I-10 delays

    May 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Only hours after congestion cleared from a late morning crash with serious injuries on I-10 westbound, Louisiana State Police said delays and congestion can again be expected on I-10. LSP said they are currently working to clear a six car crash, a stalled vehicle, and a... more »
  • Lane restrictions on I-12 because of annoying crashes

    May 15, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state put restrictions on commercial vehicles traveling I-12 through the construction zones between Walker and the Tangipahoa Parish line. The restrictions will hopefully reduce the number of wrecks in the area, the Department of Transportation and Development said. Recently, crashes have caused day-long traffic jams. ... more »
  • Pothole on La 1 causes snarl on I-10 Play Video

    May 13, 2014 3:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Finally, some six hours after emergency bridge work began on La. 1 in West Baton Rouge, westbound I-10 cleared of major traffic. A lane closure on the Intracoastal Bridge caused gridlock onto I-10 where wrecks and stalled vehicles added to the nightmare Tuesday afternoon. Hours after... more »
  • LSP investigating big rig crash on I-12

    May 13, 2014 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Delays can be expected on I-12 westbound near Holden due to a crash investigation involving two 18-wheelers, according to Louisiana State Police. State police said all travel lanes are open, but the traffic is backed up due to slow moving vehicles in the area. Motorists... more »
  • Drivers excited when crews open Staring Lane Tuesday

    May 12, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Finally, drivers began cruising down four new, clean lanes of Staring Lane Tuesday afternoon. City Green Light chiefs said it was their priority to open the newly-constructed highway this week and crews spent the afternoon removing orange construction cones and barriers from the thruway. Now, travel... more »
  • I-10 reopened after wreck on Miss. River bridge

    May 12, 2014 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed I-10 East over the Mississippi River Bridge for almost an hour after a wreck Monday afternoon. The wreck happened around 4 p.m. and injured two people, according to authorities on the scene. All lanes were reopened at 5 p.m., and congestion was past... more »
  • LSU plans to tackle game day traffic issues Play Video

    May 9, 2014 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Department outlined the results of a game day parking and traffic study to the LSU Board of Supervisors Friday. Athletic Director Joe Alleva says correcting the traffic issue is the department's top priority with football season just months away. The traffic consultant study... more »
  • DOTD: Minor damage to bridge after fiery crash Play Video

    May 8, 2014 4:13 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - Engineers with the Department of Transportation and Development were out Thursday morning inspecting the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. This comes after a fiery crash between four 18-wheelers left a couple from Ohio dead. The crash shut down the bridge for parts of last Friday and Saturday. ... more »
  • DOTD inspecting Basin Bridge after fiery crash

    May 8, 2014 11:51 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - Department of Transportation and Development crews are inspecting I-10 eastbound on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Thursday. This comes after a fiery crash killed a husband and wife last week. Engineers will be looking at long term fixes to damage caused by the crash involving four 18-wheelers.... more »
  • DOTD to inspect bridge at site of deadly wreck

    May 7, 2014 1:28 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - State traffic officials said they will close a portion of I-10 East this week to inspect the area where four big rigs collided, killing two people and shutting the interstate down for hours. DOTD said the right lane at the Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel will be closed... more »
  • Not enough support to regulate red light, speed cameras

    May 6, 2014 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers put the brakes on proposed laws that would give voters regulation over red light cameras that snap pictures of drivers breaking traffic laws and mail them a ticket. One proposal would have also regulated speed enforcement camera systems, too. But, none got approval from the House... more »
  • WBR traffic delays emergency services Play Video

    May 2, 2014 6:29 PM

    BRUSLY- Acadian Ambulance Services face daily rush hour traffic delays in West Baton Rouge. "If you can't get over that Intracoastal bridge before the big pileup then you will just sit there for quite some time, because there's no where for anyone to go to yield to an emergency vehicle... more »
  • Traffic trouble concerns WBR businesses Play Video

    April 30, 2014 6:18 PM

    ADDIS - Traffic pains in West Baton Rouge, leave businesses and commuters looking for help. The West Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce met with the Capitol Area Planning Commission to ask for help with congestion on Hwy 1 near I-10. "It should be higher than 'priority c'... more »
  • Parking spot argument leads to dog's death

    April 29, 2014 8:09 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A woman admits she killed her neighbor's dog by throwing it into traffic in an argument over a parking spot. Haniyyah Barnes pleaded guilty to burglarizing her neighbor's house, animal cruelty and theft. Barnes says she broke into the house, grabbed a two-year-old Shih Tzu... more »
  • Pileup slowed traffic on I-10 Tuesday

    April 29, 2014 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A minor pileup slowed traffic on I-10 eastbound near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension line Tuesday evening. Video sent to WBRZ News 2 by a viewer shows a chain of cars involved in a series of fender-bender wrecks. About eight vehicles were involved and were blocking both lanes.... more »
  • Florida Blvd. closed during Thursday's rush hour

    April 24, 2014 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a natural gas leak which shut down Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Crews reported the leak at 2250 Florida Boulevard, and traffic officials closed the highway in both directions between N. 22nd and N. 23rd. Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson... more »
  • Metro Council has big decisions to make today

    April 22, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss a list of items Wednesday, some of which are expected to be controversial, when they meet for the regular Metro Council meeting. A series of traffic solutions are on the agenda. Traffic engineers are asking to synch more stop lights with a new... more »
  • In-your-face warning not enough for dangerous drivers Play Video

    April 21, 2014 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Despite the Department of Public Works installing caution signs on South Satsuma in Livingston Parish, residents who live near a dangerous curve say people are still ignoring the dangers and the warning signs. "Even after they put in the warning signs and the flashing lights, there... more »
  • Troopers: 22-year-old dump truck driver lost control in deadly crash

    April 21, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of a dump truck driver who lost control, crashed, and died in a wreck that shutdown Greenwell Springs Road Monday morning. The closure lasted much of the day. It slowed traffic north of Stoney Point Birch Road. Investigators said Will E.... more »
  • More synchronized traffic signals planned

    April 18, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to discuss syncing more traffic lights, especially ones in one of the busiest areas of town. The Metro Council will decide about replacing lights on College and Perkins to better regulate traffic flow. On College, lights at Bawell and Banks could be replaced.... more »
  • I-12 reopened after 5 mile jam near Livingston/Tangi line

    April 18, 2014 5:13 PM

    HAMMOND- I-12 eastbound was reopened Friday around 5:30 p.m. The interstate was a parking lot due to a series of wrecks and a previous closure near the mall Friday afternoon. The traffic jam reached near the Livingston Parish line, about five miles in length. State traffic monitors... more »

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