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  • DOTD: I-12 to reopen Wednesday night

    January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said they plan to reopen I-12 from East Baton Rouge Parish to Tangipahoa Parish later Wednesday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said crews are working to reopen I-12 East by 5 p.m., and I-12 West by 6 p.m. DOTD noted... more »
  • Friday fiasco: I-12 westbound closed

    January 17, 2014 8:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Westbound lanes of I-12 are closed through most of Livingston Parish as crews work to remove an 18-wheeler from the trees along the interstate. The truck wrecked earlier in the day and wrecker service workers are having to pull the truck from the woods. A traffic jam... more »
  • Mysterious semi hit by train

    November 22, 2013 10:30 PM

    WALKER- Police responded to what is described as a minor train collision Friday night. Police said an 18-wheeler, loaded with pipes, did not clear the railroad crossing before a train collided into the load. The truck driver apparently did not know his trailer was struck, and kept driving. ... more »
  • 6-laned I-12 is a highway dream

    November 12, 2013 11:58 PM

    PONCHATOULA- At least one lawmaker dreams of having six lanes of traffic bustling down I-12 through Tangipahoa Parish. State Senator Dale Erdy said he would like to see a wide interstate from Baton Rouge to the Mississippi state line. Much of the highway system is already six lanes, but... more »
  • Popular intersections for red light violations

    October 23, 2013 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Nearly 36,000 red light violations were issued in 2012, data obtained by WBRZ News 2 shows. The College Drive lights around I-10 are at the top of the list. Some 6,000 were snapped and issued to drivers who disobeyed red lights. Following College, Sherwood Forest at... more »
  • Road work continues at LSU as classes approach

    August 16, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of roads and lanes on LSU's campus are still torn up for projects, with just a few weeks to go before classes begin. The work has ripped up crosswalks on Dalrymple and other parts of the central campus, narrowing lanes and leaving construction crews... more »
  • Major road projects almost complete

    August 7, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two major road projects could be over in the next few weeks. Lee Drive and Stanford Avenue are under construction. Lee has been closed twice to traffic entirely. Stanford, the listed detour when Lee is closed, has not been paved since crews removed the asphalt weeks ago.... more »
  • Water main break floods streets in New Orleans

    July 23, 2013 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A break in a 16-inch water main flooded streets in a section of New Orleans' Carrollton neighborhood, prompting the rerouting of traffic around areas where water covered the bumpers of some parked cars. The break occurred early Tuesday. Residents of surrounding areas awoke to low water pressure.... more »
  • New restrictions on truckers' time behind the wheel Play Video

    July 5, 2013 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations are putting the brakes on the amount of hours a trucker can drive each week. The restrictions went into effect Monday, reducing the time a trucker could drive from 82 hours a week to 70. Another requirement is that drivers have to take a... more »
  • LSP: I-10W back open after crash blocked interstate

    June 28, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash blocked I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge for a short while just before noon, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck was initially reported as a "major" crash through the LSP Nixle alert system which closed the interstate at mile marker 128 near... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish closer to widening bridge

    June 25, 2013 11:51 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish residents frustrated by the Westside Boulevard Bridge will be getting relief. At Monday night's Terrebonne Parish Council meeting, The Courier reports the council voted unanimously to accept ownership of the bridge and turn it into a four-lane, two-way bridge to ease traffic. Councilman Greg Hood says... more »
  • I-10 back open after truck loses load

    June 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic is now moving in all lanes heading east toward Baton Rouge through Iberville Parish. Just before 6 a.m. Thursday the interstate had to be shut down near Grosse Tete after State Police said a tractor-trailer lost its load on the highway. Traffic had to pass... more »
  • LSP: Man killed after walking in front of car

    June 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State Police said tests are pending to see if a man was impaired when he walked in front of a vehicle in Assumption Parish last night and was killed. Troopers said James Miller, 59, of Napoleonville died after he was hit by an oncoming car on LA... more »
  • LSP focusing on rear seat belt usage

    May 21, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police plan to take a closer look at seat belt usage in back seats during their annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The state passed a law in 2009 requiring all vehicle occupants, including those in the back seat, to buckle up. Troopers say more... more »
  • Woman rescued from car that careened into creek

    May 16, 2013 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- First responders had to pull a woman out of a car when it plunged into a creek Thursday. Authorities said one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The car drove into Wards Creek after careening off Essen Lane near the hospital. Details... more »
  • Streets flooded after strong storms move through

    April 24, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding on numerous streets in Baton Rouge caused traffic problems after strong storms moved through the capital area this morning. Click here to see a gallery of flood pics from around East Baton Rouge Parish. The Department of Transportation and Development briefly closed I-110 due... more »
  • Wreck closes I-110 near Fuqua exit

    April 4, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed I-110 North after a wreck this evening in Baton Rouge. The wreck happened just past the Fuqua exit, according to DOTD. It also closed the inside lane on I-110 South. Police directed traffic off at Fuqua. Traffic backed up in both directions from... more »
  • Central Police to write traffic tickets for the first time ever

    March 18, 2013 10:28 PM

    CENTRAL- Police officers will, for the first time, be writing tickets to people who disobey traffic laws. In the past, no city court meant Central Police could not write tickets. Now, the department has a deal worked-out with the District Attorney in East Baton Rouge Parish. It allows for... more »
  • Potential for interstate traffic this weekend

    March 15, 2013 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There could be trouble on area interstates Saturday and Sunday. The state is doing work in some areas, and traffic will be heavy for a popular parade Saturday that rolls through Baton Rouge that morning. Both Saturday and Sunday, DOTD crews are doing what's described as... more »
  • I-10 opens after fire forces closure

    February 8, 2013 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A car fire closed parts of the interstate through the area Friday night. For about two hours, I-10 Eastbound near Highland Road was closed. Even after the car fire was extinguished, the highway had to remain closed until crews could get the vehicle towed away. The... more »
  • Expect evening delays on I-10 due to car fire

    February 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- I-10 Eastbound at Highland Road is closed after a car caught on fire. The fire has been extinguished, but State Police are working to get a wrecker to move the vehicle. Expect delays through the evening. *********** Follow the publisher of this post on... more »
  • Driver killed in semi, SUV crash on Airline

    January 31, 2013 1:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One person is dead after a crash on Airline Highway Wednesday night. The roadway was closed for hours as investigators worked the scene. The wreck involved an SUV and a tanker truck. According to State Police, the tanker pulled into westbound lanes of Airline just east... more »
  • Airline closed, one killed in crash

    January 30, 2013 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Airline Highway was closed Wednesday evening after a crash involving a tanker truck and an SUV. State Police said someone died. Responders told news 2 crews on the scene that the person driving the SUV had to be cut from underneath the tanker truck. There has... more »
  • Truck fire shuts down I-10W on Basin Bridge

    January 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    UPDATE: I-10 West is closed at LA-415 while crews remove HENDERSON - Authorities closed I-10 West at La-415 while crews remove a tractor trailer that caught fire on the Atchafalaya Basin. The fires sparked inside the 18-wheeler's cab. The fire shut down one lane of the interstate... more »
  • Planned Costco store causes traffic concerns

    December 19, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wholesale chain Costco filed an application with East Baton Rouge Parish to build a warehouse store at the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant near I-12. Costco said if approved, they intended to build a more than 144,000 square foot store and gas station at the site,... more »
  • Train, vehicle collide in Walker

    December 12, 2012 5:15 PM

    WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish say a train collided with another vehicle this afternoon in Walker. Walker Police said it happened at at Sunland Drive and Florida Blvd. A department spokesperson said there were injuries, but couldn't say how many people were hurt or how badly. Police... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss low Miss. River with Corps

    November 29, 2012 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Army Corps of Engineers official told federal lawmakers the agency can't legally reverse its decision to reduce the Missouri River's flow into the rain-starved Mississippi River. But Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy did tell him and senators from Iowa and... more »
  • Deadly crash closes I-12 at Albany

    October 11, 2012 6:04 PM

    ALBANY - A deadly wreck closed an exit off I-12 West in Livingston Parish this afternoon. State Police said the driver of a pickup lost control while exiting I-12 at Albany. They said his vehicle ran off the road and crashed, and the driver died at the scene. ... more »
  • Drivers going around stopped buses raise concerns

    October 2, 2012 10:36 AM

    CENTRAL - Complaints of drivers going around and passing stopped school buses in Central have residents concerned. It's happened four times in the past week, according to the city's chief administrator. Coming up on News 2 at 5, Adrian Pittman talks to residents who want to put a... more »
  • EBRSO: Woman coming down after climbing onto La. 190 bridge

    September 7, 2012 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a woman climbed out onto the Highway 190 bridge from East Baton Rouge to West Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon, forcing them to shut the bridge down. EBR Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said they were called to the bridge around 4 p.m.... more »
  • Drilling equipment on its way to Bayou Corne

    August 15, 2012 10:04 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Ten trucks hauling parts of a exploratory well are making their way to Bayou Corne, and could impact some traffic in our area. State Police said the trucks are coming from Scott, La., and will take several routes, including I-10. They will travel east on... more »
  • River Road to partially reopen next month

    August 9, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineers said repairs to a portion of River Road affected by record-level flooding on the Mississippi River are taking longer than expected, but they could re-open it on a limited basis next month. The roadway is an important corridor for traffic leaving LSU... more »
  • Trailer loses crane on I-10E

    June 26, 2012 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police warned drivers to avoid I-10 Eastbound this evening at the exit to LA 415 after a trailer lost the crane it was transporting. LSP said traffic is being diverted onto the entrance ramp past the overpass where the accident happened. They warned drivers... more »
  • Lanes blocked on I-10 westbound at bridge

    June 9, 2010 5:56 PM

    The right and center lanes are blocked on Interstate 10 westbound at the Mississippi River Bridge due to an accident. The Baton Rouge Traffic Management Center said traffic is passing through the left lane. Traffic has backed-up to the I-10/I-110 split. The Traffic Management Center is monitoring this incident and... more »

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