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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Nightly lane closures for I-12 west between Walker and Livingston next week

    January 20, 2017 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Westbound lanes of I-12 will be closed nightly from LA 63 to LA 441 starting Tuesday, Jan. 24. According to DOTD, the lane closures will start from 8 p.m. and will end at 6 a.m. as crews work on a bridge. Traffic officials suggest drivers take... more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 east lane closure postponed

    January 4, 2017 5:23 PM

    SORRENTO – State traffic officials say the planned closure of both I-10 eastbound lanes at US 61 has been postponed. According to a statement released by DOTD Wednesday, the full interstate closure was planned for Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. Crews were planned to remove the damaged section... more »
  • Multi-car crash I-10W at Citiplace causing traffic headache

    December 15, 2016 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multi-car crash on I-10 West closed two lanes before the College Drive exit Thursday afternoon. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. DOTD officials say congestion from the incident has reached Essen Lane on I-10 and I-12. The 2 right lanes are blocked... more »
  • BRPD: Man impersonates officer, threatens motorist over traffic grudge

    November 24, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he threatened a man Monday over a traffic incident that happened four months ago. According to arrest records, a victim told Baton Rouge Police that he pulled into a Perkins Road parking lot when he was... more »
  • Southern University dominates UAPB 49-17

    October 21, 2016 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Austin Howard passed for three touchdowns, Lenard Tillery ran for two more and Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49-17 on Saturday night. Howard completed 22 of 28 passes for 292 yards without an interception and Tillery had 135 yards rushing on 19 carries. It was Tillery's third consecutive... more »
  • Part of Jones Creek Road to close Friday, through weekend

    October 7, 2016 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Jones Creek Road between Tiger Bend Road and 7 pines Avenue will be closed starting Friday afternoon, according to city-parish officials. The closure will start at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and will continue until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10. City-parish crews will be working to... more »
  • 19th JDC and BR City Court to hold Traffic Ticket Day

    September 21, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The 19th Judicial District Court and the Baton Rouge City Court announced that it will be holding a day where drivers can take care of their traffic tickets. The "Traffic Ticket Day" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. Drivers... more »
  • Ascension & Livingston Parish waterways to reopen at midnight

    September 9, 2016 11:52 AM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish and Livingston parish officials announced that all waterways will be reopened to boats on Friday at midnight. The waterways have been closed since last month's historic flooding. The waterways will be reopen to recreational and commercial boat traffic. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Motorists see delays as stretch of Airline reopens

    August 16, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway from Prescott Road to Evangeline Street is back open to traffic after high water kept the roadway closed during the weekend. Traffic officials urge patience for motorists as delays can be expected in the area. Viewers of our Facebook Live stream said bumper-to-bumper traffic... more »
  • Firefighters injured after crash at Florida Boulevard and Wooddale Play Video

    August 10, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of Florida Boulevard are opened following a closure to traffic at Wooddale Street due to an accident involving a firetruck Wednesday morning. According to BRPD, the fire department was responding to a call when it got "t-boned" by a Toyota Camry at Wooddale and... more »
  • I-12 West at Essen to I-10/12 split opened after closed following memorial service

    July 28, 2016 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say heavy interstate delays and closures can be expected up until 6 p.m. Thursday due to an afternoon memorial for fallen officers. I-12 West at Essen is now open after it was closed to traffic at the I-10/I-12 split following the memorial. DOTD advises... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 West

    July 19, 2016 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on 1-12 West. The left lane of I-12 West near Millerville was closed Tuesday morning due to the accident. The delay from this accident remains at Juban Road in Denham Springs. Accident w/ inj involving a motorcycle I12 W... more »
  • 18-wheeler pins vehicle on Airline Highway near Old Hammond

    July 13, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Part of Airline Highway is closed to traffic Wednesday morning after an an 18-wheeler partially pinned a vehicle while turning. The accident is on Airline past Old Hammond Highway. According to DOTD, all lanes are now open after they were closed temporarily earlier on Wednesday morning... more »
  • $60 million federal grant could help deal with I-10 nightmare

    July 5, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grant will help fund changes on I-10, Congressman Garret Graves announced in a news release Tuesday. Sixty-million dollars will be used to facilitate closing the existing Washington Street exit in Baton Rouge and building a new, left exit for the Old South Baton Rouge... more »
  • Lanes of I-110 South at Chippewa now open after blocked from accident

    June 6, 2016 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of I-110 South at Chippewa Street are now open after the left and center lanes were blocked on Monday afternoon. The blockage was due to an accident. According to DOTD, congestion has reached passed Mohican Street. Stay updated with traffic through WBRZ on Facebook and... more »
  • Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

    May 15, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. But here's the problem, according to researchers: People will use them too much. Experts foresee robot cars chauffeuring children to school, dance class and baseball practice. The disabled and elderly will have new... more »
  • Walker roundabout construction begins Monday Play Video

    May 9, 2016 7:10 PM

    WALKER- Construction for the addition of a roundabout on the I-12 ramp in Walker started on Monday. The Department of Transportation and Development believes that adding the roundabout will make traffic safer and faster. The work started on Monday on a quarter-mile stretch of LA 447. Audry Gonzales, a Walker... more »
  • Naked, dancing woman causes Texas traffic nightmare

    March 7, 2016 7:38 PM

    HOUSTON - Traffic woes aren’t uncommon in Texan metro areas, but things got a little weird when a dancing naked woman brought traffic to an abrupt standstill in Houston on Monday. Traffic on US-290 near Houston was already at a standstill due to an earlier accident, but the gridlock... more »
  • I-12 reopens at Drusilla Lane

    January 22, 2016 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials have reopened I-12 West at Drusilla Lane after it was temporarily shutdown Friday morning. Congestion from this incident is approaching O'neal Lane. Drivers should expect heavy delays on their morning commute to work and may want to consider using US 190 West as an alternate route. more »
  • Lanes reopened on I-10 West at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

    December 6, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials said all lanes are now open on I-10 W at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge after a wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers closed the bridge Sunday afternoon. According to the DOTD officials, the wreck happened at mile marker 122 on the Basin Bridge. Traffic was diverted... more »
  • I-10E closure caps day of delays, previews more to come

    December 1, 2015 7:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police closed I-10 East entirely between Lafayette and Baton Rouge after a wreck involving multiple vehicles Tuesday evening. The closure capped a day filled with wrecks, congestion, and delays for drivers trying to travel between the two cities. At one point traffic was backed... more »
  • Baker Canal bridge closed immediately

    November 30, 2015 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers closed an East Baton Rouge Parish bridge over the Baker Canal Monday after they said a structural timber had rotted out. The Department of Transportation and Development ordered the Old Baker - Zachary Road Bridge over the canal closed. The city-parish said it stay closed... more »
  • Truck in trees slows I-10 traffic

    September 25, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck that went off the interstate and into the treeline caused congestion during the evening rush in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. The wreck happened on I-10 West before Siegen Lane according to the Department of Transportation and Development. DOTD said the one lane... more »
  • Ascension balloon festival set for this weekend Play Video

    September 24, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The countdown is almost over for Ascension Parish's biggest event of the year. The 5th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival starts Friday at 4 p.m. and runs through Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. Saturday, and close at 10 p.m. both... more »
  • Debris strands multiple drivers on I-10

    June 30, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Debris on I-10 flattened several vehicles' tires just ahead of the noon rush Tuesday in Baton Rouge, and police are looking for the person responsible. Authorities said a piece of metal fell off a truck and onto the interstate between Bluebonnet and Essen, popping the tires... more »
  • Mississippi man, 42, dies in 1-vehicle wreck in Louisiana

    May 25, 2015 11:40 AM

    RIDGECREST - Louisiana State Police say a 42-year-old Mississippi man died when his SUV ran off the road and hit several trees. Master Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau says Robert Hargrave of Natchez died about 3:10 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 84 in the town of Ridgecrest. Ridgecrest is about three... more »
  • Taylor Swift, Superfest fans warned about traffic changes

    May 21, 2015 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With two concerts this weekend in Baton Rouge, city-parish officials warned drivers and music lovers Thursday to be aware of traffic changes around LSU. Taylor Swift performs Friday night as part of her 1989 World Tour at Tiger Stadium, while country music stars will hit the... more »
  • Semi-snarl moving after I-10 West re-opens

    April 30, 2015 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound I-10 traffic got off to a creeping start, following an hour-long standstill, caused by a tanker wreck. The wreck happened Thursday afternoon during rush hour, between Dalrymple Drive and Perkins Road. Traffic was backed up on both I-10 and I-12, which then caused traffic on... more »
  • I-110 traffic backed up after fertilizer spill

    March 6, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a disabled fertilizer truck spilled its load on I-110 and blocked traffic around noon Friday. DOTD said the center and right lanes of I-110 South were blocked past Airline Highway because of the spill. A dump truck's trailer split open and spilled... more »
  • Person hit by vehicle outside prep football game

    September 19, 2014 8:24 PM

    WATSON - State Police worked a crash involving a pedestrian outside of Live Oak High School Friday evening. Authorities were dispatched to the scene after reports that someone was hit by a vehicle. Emergency crews were sent to the school shortly before 8 p.m. The Live Oak High... more »
  • LSU adds more parking, traffic changes for games Play Video

    August 7, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced additional parking spots and changes to traffic for home football games to avoid congestion that plagued fans last year. LSU officials said there are about 2,300 additional parking spots that will be available for the start of football season, and they're going to try... more »
  • Wreck closes I-12 near Hammond

    July 28, 2014 10:35 AM

    HAMMOND - Traffic officials closed a portion of I-12 after a wreck near Hammond Monday morning. The wreck happened on I-12 East near Pumpkin Center Road, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic is passing through the area on the right shoulder. DOTD reported the road... 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 »
  • 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 »

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