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  • Multiple crashes cause delays on I-10 East

    June 17, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes have reopened on I-10 East near the Acadian Thruway following an accident involving an 18-wheeler Saturday. According to DOTD, the crash blocked the right and center lanes of the interstate. All lanes have since reopened. A second accident was reported near LA 415(Lobdell),... more »
  • Care center loses license after child wanders into street

    June 17, 2017 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana child care center has lost its license and public funding after a toddler wandered into traffic. The child was not hurt. But, the Louisiana Department of Education says Five Star Learning Academy in New Orleans failed to report the incident to the state... more »
  • LA 1 lane closure next week

    June 16, 2017 12:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN – The left, northbound lane of LA 1 will be closed around I-10 for guardrail repairs on Thursday, June 22. DOTD announced the closure Friday, a week before the planned construction. The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click HERE to... more »
  • EBRSO vehicle involved in crash on Siegen Lane; no injuries

    June 15, 2017 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to an accident on Siegen Lane near I-10 involving an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office vehicle The wreck happened just after 9:00 p.m. A spokesperson with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed an EBRSO vehicle was involved in the accident. Sources on... more »
  • Disabled vehicle causes delays on LA 1; Lane reopens

    June 12, 2017 4:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - All lanes have reopened on LA 1 North after a disabled vehicle held up traffic on the Intracoastal Canal Monday. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the vehicle blocked the left lane until around 4 p.m.. Congestion from the incident has reached Fairview... more »
  • I-10 closure in Ascension over but ramp repair not complete Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:37 AM

    SORRENTO - A total closure of I-10 eastbound ended earlier than expected - around 7 o'clock Sunday morning. A stretch of I-10 going toward New Orleans had been closed since Friday night, the second time this year, so crews could replace an overpass that's been out of use since... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly S. Harrell's Ferry Road crash

    June 8, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The victim of a deadly crash on South Harrell's Ferry Road has been identified. According to BRPD, 20-year-old Christopher Levy died in the crash that occurred on Thursday around 8 p.m. Levy was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang that was occupied by two other people.... more »
  • Heavy delays due to wrecks on Airline near I-12 Tuesday

    June 6, 2017 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway slowed to a crawl between I-12 and Coursey Tuesday morning due to two wrecks that are likely connected. A crash happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Dawnadele Avenue, then a second wreck happened at the Airline/I-12 on-ramp. At first, it was reported... more »
  • Lane closure on I-10 West due to accident

    June 5, 2017 3:04 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - One lane has been closed on I-10 West due to an accident Monday afternoon. The Department of Transportation says the left lane is blocked past LA 73 due to the accident. Traffic is continuing to pass through the right lane, but congestion from the incident has reached... more »
  • I-12 West reopens near Airline Highway after vehicle recovery

    June 3, 2017 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-12 West was shut down near Airline Highway due to a vehicle recovery operation in the area Saturday. All lanes were shut down shortly after 7:30 p.m. due to the operation. All lanes have now reopened and traffic is being allowed to pass through. DOTD... more »
  • Weekend closure of I-10 moved to next weekend

    June 1, 2017 10:19 AM

    SORRENTO – A total closure of I-10 East will be put on hold until the weekend of June 9-12, the state announced Thursday. A closure was planned for June 2, 3 and 4. Crews will instal a repaired section of the overpass above I-10 that was previously damaged. Earlier... more »
  • Power outages caused by accident involving electrical pole

    May 26, 2017 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people were without power after a car crashed into a utility pole. The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Airline Hwy. According to a BRPD spokesperson, one vehicle was involved in the crash, hitting a utility pole. The spokesperson said... more »
  • BRPD responding to crash involving motorcycle on Florida Blvd.

    May 25, 2017 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to a crash on Florida Blvd. involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Sherwood Forrest Blvd. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, two vehicles and a motorcycle could be involved. They say one of... more »
  • Lawmaker delays vote on Louisiana gas tax hike

    May 24, 2017 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana lawmaker pushing to increase Louisiana's gas tax is urging his House colleagues to consider the proposal, which so far doesn't have enough votes to win passage. Republican Rep. Steve Carter, of Baton Rouge, delayed a scheduled vote on the tax hike bill until next week.... more »
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Heavy delays I-10 west in Ascension

    May 22, 2017 12:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – Traffic officials say “an incident in the median” is causing heavy traffic delays on I-10 in Ascension Parish Monday morning. According to DOTD, the incident happened around 10:20 a.m. Monday morning. As of 11:10 a.m., congestion stretched for at least five miles. Traffic congestion on... more »
  • Another 18-wheeler crash closed I-10 E into Baton Rouge Friday

    May 19, 2017 4:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Eastbound I-10 closed due to an 18-wheeler crash Friday afternoon. The driver of the 18-wheeler hit a pickup truck pulling a crawfish catering trailer. The driver of the 18-wheeler has been cited with careless operation of a motor vehicle. The wreck happened just before Port Allen.... more »
  • Load limit lifted on LA 1 bridge over Intracoastal Canal

    May 17, 2017 10:55 AM

    BRUSLY – State traffic officials have lifted a load limit on the northbound side of the LA 1 Bridge over the Intracoastal Canal. The limits were put in place in March after crews discovered structural damage. Crews will still be working in the area for the next two to... more »
  • 1st rush hour in Atlanta since I-85 overpass repaired

    May 15, 2017 8:24 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia transportation officials reported no major delays during the first rush hour since a major interstate overpass reopened for traffic after collapsing in a massive fire. Authorities said all lanes of Interstate 85 near the heart of Atlanta were reopened over the weekend and available for Monday... more »
  • Two hospitalized after motorcycle crash on Siegen Lane Play Video

    May 10, 2017 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle on Siegen Lane Wednesday night. The crash occurred around 8:40 p.m. on Siegen Lane near Airline Highway. Sources say the crash occurred when a motorcycle rear-ended another vehicle. The driver was reportedly ejected... more »
  • New Ascension road projects to tackle traffic problems Play Video

    May 10, 2017 6:47 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A new initiative called "Move Ascension" aims to reduce traffic along parish roads. "There's three problems, traffic, traffic, and traffic," said Parish President Kenny Matassa. The first road on the list is Roddy Road, that runs from Highway 42 to Airline Highway. At least... more »
  • Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

    May 10, 2017 10:40 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia officials say a section of a heavily used Atlanta interstate will reopen at the latest by next week, less than two months after it collapsed due to a large fire under a bridge. Gov. Nathan Deal and state transportation officials announced Wednesday that the bridge will be... more »
  • Proposal to ban speed enforcement cameras in Louisiana fails

    May 8, 2017 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters won't be deciding whether they want to ban certain traffic cameras in Louisiana. The House transportation committee resoundingly defeated the proposal from Republican Rep. Paul Hollis, of Covington, to prohibit local governments from using automated speed enforcement devices to regulate traffic. Lawmakers on the panel voted... more »
  • UPDATE: Drag racing leads to fatal crash on Airline Hwy. Friday night

    May 5, 2017 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say drag racing led to a fatal crash on Airline Hwy. where one person was killed and two others were injured. Sources say the crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Airline Highway near Barringer Foreman Road. The crash took the life of 20-year-old... more »
  • 3-year-old "bumped" by car in Greenwell Street hit-and-run

    May 5, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources say a 3-year-old was hit by a vehicle on Greenwell Street. The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Greenwell Street, between Winchester Avenue and Grand Drive. BRPD officials say they are investigating this incident as a hit-and-run. The suspect was described as a... more »
  • Florida Blvd. reopens following head-on crash

    May 5, 2017 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to a head-on crash that left multiple people injured on Florida Blvd. The crash happened after 7:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near McGehee Drive. Sources on scene say at least two people have been transported to the hospital, at least one of... more »
  • Weight limit removed for southbound lanes of LA 1 bridge

    May 1, 2017 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the load limit for the southbound lanes of the LA 1 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge has been rescinded. The load limit was lowered in both directions in late March due to deficiencies found during an inspection. The repairs for... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly head-on crash on Airline Highway Play Video

    May 1, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say one person is dead after a head-on crash on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge Monday morning. The crash happened after 9 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Airline Highway and St. Katherine Ave. Baton Rouge Police say 52-year-old Deborah Cobb was traveling southbound... more »
  • 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' dances for charity Play Video

    April 13, 2017 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ashley Fruge’, WBRZ 2une-in traffic reporter, danced in this year’s Dancing for Big Buddy fundraiser over the weekend. Dancing for Big Buddy w as held Saturday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus. The event raised money for the Big Buddy program, which... 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 »

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