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  • Victims in Thursday Livonia crash identified as married couple Play Video

    April 27, 2017 7:44 PM

    LIVONIA - Two victims in a crash on Hwy 190 in Livonia Thursday have been identified. The 3-car crash happened just east of the city limits around 6:30 p.m. Livonia Police tell News 2, the wreck claimed the lives of Daniel and Ramonia O'Brien, a married couple from... more »
  • 2-year-old hospitalized following crash on Hwy. 19

    April 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old is among those transferred to the hospital following a crash on Hwy. 19. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, the crash happened on Hwy. 19 near Thomas Road. BRPD officials say a 2-year-old female inside one of the vehicles was transferred to... more »
  • School bus involved in crash on Gus Young Avenue

    April 26, 2017 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A school bus carrying students was involved in a crash on Gus Young Avenue Wednesday. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Gus Young Avenue. According to authorities, the bus was carrying 14 students when it was involved in a collision with... more »
  • Transportation summit aims to address traffic problems in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 25, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Whether it's getting stuck on a bridge, sitting in traffic congestion for hours, or being caught up in a breakdown, Baton Rouge drivers are all too familiar with transportation issues. The BTR Summit this week was aimed at finding solutions for the city's day-to-day traffic problems.... more »
  • Lane closures on LA 621 in Gonzales start Wednesday

    April 25, 2017 11:18 AM

    GONZALES – Drivers in Gonzales should expect periodic lane and bridge closures on LA 621 this week due to bridge repairs on Black Bayou. According to DOTD, the periodic closures will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday just east of the intersection of LA 621... more »
  • 18 miles of rolling lane closures this weekend on I-10 West

    April 21, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The inside lane on I-10 west from the Mississippi River Bridge to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will be closed starting Friday afternoon. According to DOTD, the second week of closures will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will last until 6 a.m. Monday morning. Traffic officials... more »
  • Two hurt in 4-Mile Bridge crash that closed US 190 Play Video

    April 20, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say one person suffered "serious injuries" and another person was hurt in a wreck at the 4-Mile Bridge that shut down US 190 in both directions. The crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. AirMed was called to the scene to fly... more »
  • Day-long gridlock continues on westside, I-10 East

    April 20, 2017 2:18 PM

    LOBDELL – Gridlock hit the interstate system early Thursday. Delays were reported on I-10 Eastbound from the Iberville/West Baton Rouge line into downtown Baton Rouge. In some areas, traffic had slowed to a crawl of only 18 mph on the interstate. Delays were caused by earlier incidents, state traffic... more »
  • Lanes reopen near I-10 East/I-110 split after accident

    April 16, 2017 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The lanes at I-10 East have reopened at the I-110 split after to an accident Saturday night. Congestion from this incident is minimal as of 10:40 p.m. To keep up with local traffic, be sure check WBRZ's advance traffic tracking technology by clicking HERE . more »
  • WBRZ's traffic reporter Ashley Fruge' to dance for charity Play Video

    April 13, 2017 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ashley Fruge’, WBRZ 2une-in traffic reporter, will dance in this year’s Dancing for Big Buddy fundraiser. The event is to raise money for the Big Buddy program, which has been helping the Baton Rouge community for over 30 years. The program matches adult role models with... more »
  • Boxes of foam tomahawks drop and Atlanta traffic gets a chop

    April 12, 2017 3:28 PM

    ATLANTA - After an interstate highway bridge collapse had already dealt a tomahawk chop to Atlanta traffic, some toy tomahawks have clogged up the roadway. Authorities say a load of Atlanta Braves foam tomahawks fell from a truck shortly before noon Wednesday, delaying traffic on a freeway near the team's... more »
  • 13-year-old girl killed in crash on LA 25

    April 8, 2017 4:07 PM

    FRANKLINTON - Louisiana State Police say a teenage girl was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Washington parish Saturday morning. According to police, 13-year-old Madison Nicholson was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2005 GMC Sierra while it was traveling on LA 25 around 8 a.m. Police say... more »
  • Crash causing major backup near I-10/I-12 split

    April 8, 2017 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A late-night crash on I-10 has backed up traffic past the 10/12 split. The accident happened near the College Dr. exit of westbound I-10 just before 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials have not released any information on how many cars were involved in the crash... more »
  • Passenger ejected, driver injured in Denham Springs crash

    April 7, 2017 8:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One person was ejected from a vehicle after a crash in Denham Springs. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says the vehicle was traveling westbound on Lockhart Road near Magnolia Blvd. Officials say the vehicle veered right for unknown reasons and drove into... more »
  • Monitor traffic live: Heavy congestion Friday evening

    April 7, 2017 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic hit its usual slow crawl Friday afternoon as traffic monitors warned of the possibility of an even slower evening rush home. As the evening commute started, there were significant delays on I-10 in both directions. Eastbound traffic was moving at nearly 10 mph over the... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian struck in deadly Florida Blvd. crash Play Video

    April 6, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Florida Blvd Thursday night. Sources say the incident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Wooddale Drive. Baton Rouge Police say 71-year-old Dwight Fox died at the scene after being struck by an SUV... more »
  • EBR Metro Councilman wants to fix neighborhood's traffic troubles Play Video

    April 5, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman is trying to fix a traffic issue in the Woodland Ridge neighborhood, but he says it could take a while. The city's traffic engineer said they have to first gather traffic data in the congested neighborhood to help narrow down the... more »
  • Traffic in Walker forcing drivers to make dangerous decisions Play Video

    April 5, 2017 9:22 PM

    WALKER - No one wants to sit in traffic. But out in Walker, it's become a dangerous situation. The I-12 Walker off ramp that merges onto Walker South has become a driver's nightmare. "You know it's a problem and it's scary for everybody," Police Chief John Sharp said.... more »
  • Firefighters extinguish car fire on I-10 west near Bluebonnet Blvd.

    April 5, 2017 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders are investigating what caused a vehicle fire on I-10 west near the Bluebonnet Boulevard Wednesday morning. Firefighters extinguished the fire around 11:40 a.m. Traffic cameras show Louisiana State Police and other first responders at the scene. The fire caused a large amount of... more »
  • Residents concerned with dangerous neighborhood traffic in Sherwood Forest Play Video

    April 4, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It is easy to see that traffic backs up in Sherwood Forest during rush hour. But some drivers have found an easy way to get around all the congestion. Unfortunately, residents who call this neighborhood home told News 2 that drivers are taking to the neighborhood... more »
  • Lane closures I-110 south this weekend

    April 4, 2017 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two lanes on I-110 south in Baton Rouge will be closed this weekend for bridge repairs. According to DOTD, the closures will close from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The point of closure is just west of North 2 nd Street and directly... more »
  • Alternating lane closures on Airline Highway at Plank Road

    April 3, 2017 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Drivers on Airline Highway could experience slight delays due to lane closures near the Plank Road overpass this week. The alternating lane closures went in effect at 9 a.m. Monday morning. The lane closures will happen each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Wednesday,... more »
  • 3 arrested in connection with overpass collapse

    March 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    ATLANTA - Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta that caused a portion of the bridge to collapse. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence confirms the suspects were arrested Friday. He identified them as Basil Eleby, Sophia Bruner and Barry... more »
  • Construction to begin in months on Gardere sidewalks Play Video

    March 31, 2017 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people who use Gardere Lane on a daily basis say they're anxiously waiting for a sidewalk project to get started. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane in South Baton Rouge. It's a state highway many people walk along between Nicholson and Burbank. Over the... more »
  • 28 transported to hospitals after charter bus crash Play Video

    March 31, 2017 11:18 AM

    LAPLACE – School officials say 28 students were hurt in a crash involving two charter buses in LaPlace Friday morning. The crash happened on I-10 east near US 51 in LaPlace shortly before 10 a.m. Friday. First responders tell WBRZ News 2 that 28 students in total were transported... more »
  • Atlanta streets clogged after interstate collapse

    March 30, 2017 9:30 PM

    ATLANTA - Surface streets in Atlanta were clogged with traffic Friday morning after a massive fire caused a section of Interstate 85 to collapse, closing the major artery for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, added extra trains to accommodate additional passengers who may... more »
  • DA seeks to revoke bond for accused drunk driver

    March 29, 2017 10:12 PM

    COVINGTON - A district attorney wants to revoke or raise the bond of a Covington woman accused of causing a fatal accident while driving drunk on a bridge connecting the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Olivia Matte posted $126,000 bond March 24 in Jefferson Parish in connection with... more »
  • Turn lanes, wider roads coming to Ascension Parish Play Video

    March 27, 2017 11:29 AM

    GONZALES – State and local officials announced a slew of new traffic improvements moving forward in Ascension Parish this year. Parish President Kenny Matassa and DOTD Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson made the announcement Monday morning. “These projects that are on the horizon will help to alleviate congestion and... more »
  • One killed, three hurt in St. Francisville wreck

    March 24, 2017 5:44 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – State Police said a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 61 left one person dead and others injured. Four vehicles were involved in the crash that happened around 2:30 Friday afternoon. The wreck happened near Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church just north of the Myrtles Plantation. State... more »
  • License revoked at Mandeville day care after child wandered into traffic

    March 23, 2017 6:03 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Education revoked the license of an early learning center in St. Tammany Parish after a child wandered into traffic. According to the department, Kidzone Preschool on Highway 59 in Mandeville was inspected on Mar. 17 after receiving a complaint from a driver that... more »
  • Concrete barrier preventing business owner from accessing property Play Video

    March 21, 2017 6:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A business owner says a state construction project has prevented him from doing his job. TJ Adams owns Elite Transportation in Denham Springs, a transport business that been at the same location on Rushing Road for 20 years. His business works with 53' and 40' trailers,... more »
  • Two pedestrians struck by vehicle on Plank Road Play Video

    March 20, 2017 9:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were struck by a vehicle on Plank Road Monday night. The crash happened around 8 p.m. Sources confirmed the two people were hit on Plank Road at Lorraine Street. Both were transported to the hospital in stable condition. This is a developing... more »
  • Lanes reopen on I-10 East at Miss. River Bridge

    March 12, 2017 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East at the Mississippi River Bridge after an accident closed the center and left lanes Sunday afternoon. Congestion from this incident has cleared as of 7:35 p.m. Check WBRZ's traffic-tracking technology for updates across the Baton Rouge area. more »
  • Heavy traffic on I-10 East at LA 415

    March 11, 2017 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy traffic has been reported on I-10 East at LA 415 following construction that took place Saturday morning. Congestion has cleared about six miles from the LA 415(Lobdell) exit as of 9 p.m. The congestion was caused by construction that was completed earlier in the day.... more »
  • Bad crash slows traffic on I-12 Eastbound Saturday morning

    March 11, 2017 8:58 AM

    LIVINGSTON - There were heavy delays on I-12 Saturday morning due to a wreck in an eastbound lane near Exit 22. Speciffic information about the wreck has not been released, but sources said one person was trapped in a vehicle. Sources also said ground units and an emergency helicopter... more »
  • Driver ejected through windshield in fatal Ascension Parish crash

    March 10, 2017 11:11 PM

    GONZALES - One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police The crash occurred near LA 431, east of Airline Highway just before 10:00 p.m. Sources say the driver hit a tree and was ejected through the windshield of their vehicle.... more »
  • Heavy delays through Baton Rouge

    March 10, 2017 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple reported accidents are causing delays on the interstate system inside Baton Rouge Friday afternoon. An accident just before the Dalrymple Exit on I-10 west has caused congestion to the I-10/12 split. Eastbound, a crash on the Mississippi River Bridge is causing delays past Hwy 415.... more »
  • PHOTOS: As school dismissed, major intersection closed due to overturned truck

    March 8, 2017 3:37 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Sheriff's deputies asked people to avoid the area around the Highway 73/Highway 74 intersection Wednesday afternoon. An 18-wheeler flipped at the intersection. The crash blocked traffic around the time nearby Dutchtown High School was dismissing. Witnesses told WBRZ, the truck just toppled over. ... more »
  • I-10 reopens at Sorrento; see how crews removed interstate bridge Play Video

    March 6, 2017 9:38 AM

    SORRENTO – The closed stretch of I-10 east in Ascension Parish re-opened overnight, nearly a day ahead of schedule after a weekend-long closure so crews could make repairs to a bridge section. As scheduled, both eastbound lanes of I-10 closed at the US 61 exit Friday night. The lanes... more »
  • One killed in wreck on Jefferson Hwy. Thursday

    March 2, 2017 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man died in a crash on Jefferson Highway Thursday morning. Louisiana State Police say that 64-year-old William Alford was driving a Ford pickup truck and veered into oncoming traffic when he crashed into another vehicle. According to State Police, both drivers were taken to... more »
  • Crash shuts down I-12 east near Livingston

    February 28, 2017 7:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A crash has shut down I-12 eastbound near Frost Road, according to Louisiana State Police. The crash appears to involve a truck which veered into the median. The traffic is reportedly backed up for at least two miles. This is a developing story, we will update... more »
  • Taco truck serves highway lunch for stranded Seattle drivers

    February 28, 2017 7:58 AM

    SEATTLE - A taco truck that became stranded in a massive Seattle traffic jam came to the rescue of hungry drivers by opening up and serving lunch on the interstate. A tanker truck carrying propane rolled over on Seattle's Interstate 5 on Monday morning, shutting area roads for about eight... more »
  • Skip Bertman Drive lane to close until mid March

    February 22, 2017 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The westbound lane of Skip Bertman Drive at Nicholson Drive will be closed until March 13 starting next week. The closure starts 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27 and will last until 6 p.m. Monday, March 13. DOTD said the closure is necessary to allow crews to... more »
  • 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 »

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