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  • Vehicle hit by oncoming cars after flipping on Hwy. 61

    March 24, 2017 5:44 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – Eyewitnesses described a crash that closed part of Highway 61 Friday as something out of a nightmare: a flipped car, slammed by others after it rolled down the highway. The wreck happened around 2 p.m. near Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church just north of the Myrtles... 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 »
  • 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 »

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