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  • Unrestrained driver killed in Lafourche Parish Crash

    November 13, 2021 12:26 PM

    LAROSE- A single-vehicle crash killed a driver who was not wearing a seat belt. 61-year-old Steven Thorton was traveling south on LA Hwy 24 when his car ran off the roadway and struck a bridge railing for reasons still under investigation. The car landed on its roof. Thorton... more »
  • Repeat flood victim bought out by state for interstate project, relieved to move on Play Video

    October 15, 2021 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has started buying up properties for the I-10 expansion project in Baton Rouge. One man, who has been interviewed by 2 On Your Side before, says he recently received his buyout payment and he's very relieved. Robby Huey got his check a few days... more »
  • I-10 to close in both directions in Kenner and Metairie overnight

    September 9, 2021 6:15 PM

    I-10 will be temporarily closed in both directions from Williams Boulevard to Loyola Drive in Kenner for Entergy to run transmission lines across the interstate. The closure will begin at midnight on Friday, September 10, 2021. Traffic traveling west will be diverted to Williams Boulevard and traffic traveling east... more »
  • Closure on I-10 in Gonzales canceled Thursday night

    September 2, 2021 4:30 PM

    UPDATE: The interstate will no longer close Thursday night due to weather concerns. State police have not yet said whether the closure will be rescheduled. ------- Interstate 10 Traffic Advisory in Gonzales: Interstate 10 will be closed in both directions just west of LA Hwy 30 beginning at... more »
  • Man dies in single vehicle crash

    August 8, 2021 10:57 AM

    PRIDE - A single vehicle crash left a Baker native dead Saturday night. Landon Spears, 43, was driving northbound on LA Hwy 37 north of LA Hwy 409 when he exited the roadway and struck a tree for reasons still under investigation. Spears was unrestrained at the time... more »
  • VIDEO: Truck carrying 14,000 gallons of diesel and gas hits median, explodes Play Video

    July 13, 2021 4:53 PM

    TROY, Mich. - A large fuel tanker ran into a concrete barrier and exploded along a Michigan highway. The Troy Fire Department and police are investigating the accident, which happened at 1:15 p.m. July 12 on I-75. The video shows the tanker truck carrying over 14,000 gallons of... more »
  • Woman died in head-on crash in Ascension Parish Friday afternoon

    July 10, 2021 12:34 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police are investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash along LA 22. According to Louisiana State Police, the wreck happened on LA Hwy 22, east of LA Highway 936, around 3:30 p.m. Friday. Danielle Smith, 45, of Gonzales was killed in the collision. Investigators believe Smith... more »
  • Three killed in pair of deadly wrecks on I-12 in Baton Rouge

    June 14, 2021 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a pair of deadly crashes that happened just hours apart on the same stretch of I-12. The second wreck happened shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday on I-12 westbound between Millerville Road and South Sherwood Forest Boulevard. The Baton Rouge Police Department said... more »
  • Two killed while changing tire on shoulder of I-10

    June 3, 2021 11:22 PM

    GRAMERCY - Two men are dead following a bad car accident that occurred Thursday afternoon. James Breaux, 50, of Donaldsonville and Daniel Thomas, 33, of Opelousas lost their lives as a result of the crash. The accident happened on I-10 east of LA-641 in St. James Parish around... more »
  • DOTD: It costs nearly $2k to repair a damaged interstate cable barrier, but it's worth the cost and weekly work Play Video

    June 3, 2021 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cable barriers in the middle of the interstate are meant to keep out-of-control vehicles from crossing into oncoming traffic, yet, some are damaged and state work crews are trying to make repairs. The barriers are used on highways across the country. "They do work, we... more »
  • Police: DeSoto woman fatally injured in Friday car crash

    May 29, 2021 6:35 PM

    DESOTO PARISH - A Friday afternoon car crash fatally injured a 72-year-old woman. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on LA Highway 175 around I-49. Willie Harper, a Frierson resident, was driving southbound while Tracy McGee, a 77-year-old Grand Cane resident, was traveling northbound. McGee tried to make... more »
  • Victim shot inside car while stopped at College Drive intersection

    May 25, 2021 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say someone got out of a vehicle while stopped at a traffic light on College Drive and shot a person sitting in another car. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday on College at the Jefferson Highway intersection. ... more »
  • One dead after truck's gas tank explodes in overnight wreck; at-fault driver charged with DWI

    May 11, 2021 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man died after another vehicle rear-ended his truck, causing its gas tank to burst into flames while he was still inside, police said. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the wreck happened after 10 p.m. Monday on Plank Road. Kevin Blakes, 53, was killed in... more »
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    April 1, 2021 3:27 PM

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  • DOTD making push to clean up litter, asking volunteers to join in Play Video

    March 30, 2021 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the people whose job it is to fix the roadways, DOTD is now working to fix how they look. “We’ve always had a commitment to removing litter and improving the image of Louisiana, and I thought about how we as a department could be more... more »
  • Repeat flood properties to be bought out soon after Metro Council approves FEMA grant Play Video

    March 22, 2021 6:10 PM

    UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Metro Council Wednesday authorized the city-parish to accept a $10.5 million FEMA grant to acquire and demolish 25 properties and elevate 19 others throughout the parish. Clay Rives, director of the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Pr eparedness, tells WBRZ he anticipates... more »
  • Police release name of teen shooting victim found in vehicle on Essen Lane Play Video

    March 7, 2021 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Sunday (March 7) night, representatives with the Baton Rouge Police Department were dispatched to t he 4500 block of Essen Lane around 7:20 p.m. in response to reports of gunfire hitting a vehicle. Police say that upon arriving at the scene of the crash, they... more »
  • State, local officials preparing for possibility of icy conditions, dangerous roads Play Video

    February 12, 2021 10:37 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - In West Feliciana parish, the department of public works spent Friday sanding bridges they anticipate will pose some problems once temperatures dip below freezing. "We're expecting icy conditions on the roads and bridges," DPW director, Julius Metz said. "Because of the amount of bridges we have,... more »
  • I-10 West reopens after burning semi shuts down Basin Bridge for hours

    August 21, 2020 7:33 AM

    PORT ALLEN - I-10 West is now open after crews worked to clear debris from a large vehicle fire further down I-10 West toward Lafayette. An 18-wheeler hauling cars caught fire early Friday morning, closing I-10 W on the Basin Bridge. State police later closed I-10 closer to Baton... more »
  • TRAFFIC: I-10 East now open with four mile delay

    August 21, 2020 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - UPDATE: Crash now clear past Highland. I-10 E now open, four mile delay. All lanes are now open on I-10 East past LA 42 (Highland Road). Traffic congestion is approximately four miles. — Baton Rouge Traffic (@BR_Traffic) August 21, 2020 ... more »
  • TRAFFIC UPDATE: Acadian Thruway exit ramp on I-10 West now open

    July 5, 2020 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - UPDATE: The exit ramp to Acadian Thruway on I-10 West is now open. ****************** The exit ramp to Acadian Thruway on I-10 West is closed. The ramp has been closed due to high water. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.... more »
  • Overturned dump truck shuts down I-10 exit at Sorrento

    June 26, 2020 2:10 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - An overturned dump truck has shut down an exit along I-10 Ascension Parish Friday. According to the sheriff's office, the Sorrento exit along I-10 westbound is completely shut down due to the vehicle. Authorities are asking driver to please use an alternate route. Louisiana State... more »
  • Chase near EBR-Ascension line prompts large police response along I-10

    March 25, 2020 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Janathean Lamar Duncan was arrested Wednesday afternoon after fleeing police and crashing his vehicle on I-10. Troopers were first seen blocking off the on-ramp to I-10 West at Highland shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. DOTD traffic cameras showed a swarm of state police vehicles... more »
  • Cable barriers being installed on I-12 in Livingston Parish

    March 9, 2020 11:49 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - According to Louisiana DOTD, there will be lane closures on I-12 due to installing cable barriers between Albany and Livingston. The inner east and westbound lanes on I-12 between LA 43 (Albany) to LA 63 (Livingston) will be closed Monday, March 9, 2020 through Saturday, March... more »
  • New lanes on I-12 expected to open in 2020

    December 19, 2019 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan to widen I-12 in the capital area may finally come to fruition next year. State Senator Dale Erdey told the Advocate Thursday that he expects the project to be "up and running sometime next year." The proposal allowing high occupancy vehicle lanes between... more »
  • New digital message board coming to busy west side roadway Play Video

    December 11, 2019 6:12 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A large green traffic sign in West Baton Rouge is not helping drivers the way it was intended. The estimated time to I-110/190 interchange sign will be removed and replaced with a digital messaging sign. The Department of Transportation and Development says a digital message board... more »
  • 19-year-old killed in deadly crash on I-55 Monday morning

    December 2, 2019 4:02 PM

    RUDDOCK - A 19-year-old from Baton Rouge was killed in a crash on the elevated area of I-55 between Ponchatoula and LaPlace early Monday morning. State Police said Victor Gutierrez-Juarez died after his car become disabled and ended up stopped across southbound lanes when it was hit by an... more »
  • WATCH: Runaway trailer speeds down I-10 Play Video

    November 11, 2019 8:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver caught the moment a trailer broke free from the vehicle towing it, and flew down I10. The person who it filmed on their cell phone says it happened around 11:00 Monday morning. At one point the trailer slammed into the wall on the side... more »
  • One dead, one injured after truck hauling lawn equipment crashes on I-12 near O'Neal Lane

    July 27, 2019 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a crash that took the life of 56 year-old Timothy Stears Saturday night around 7:00pm on I-12 westbound near O’Neal Lane. Stears, a resident of Waywood Avenue just off of the O'neal lane exit, was driving a 2006 Ford F-150 that was hauling a... more »
  • Family pleads for answers after loved one killed by passing car on interstate Play Video

    February 27, 2019 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of 25-year-old Eric Davis is trying to understand why someone fired bullets into the car he was riding in at I-110 and Government Street Tuesday night. Davis had just finished dinner at a restaurant on Bluebonnet Boulevard when he got into a car with his... more »
  • Jim Bernhard says in live radio interview today, he'd back the loan for a new bridge Play Video

    December 6, 2018 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Jim Bernhard, prominent businessman and one of the wealthiest people in Baton Rouge and founder of Shaw Group, which he sold for $3 billion in 2012, said off-the-cuff on a morning radio show Thursday, he’d back the loan needed to build a new bridge across the Mississippi... more »
  • I-10 widening project comes to College Drive Play Video

    August 31, 2018 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The third and final public meeting for the I-10 widening project was held near College Drive at the Marriott Hotel. More than 200 people participated, asking questions and submitting comments. >>CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT INFORMATION AND RENDERINGS. The project would add lanes, increase capacity and... more »
  • I-10 widening project comes to West Baton Rouge Parish Play Video

    August 30, 2018 12:35 AM

    ADDIS - Dozens of West Baton Rouge Parish residents filled the community center Wednesday evening to view proposals for the I-10 widening project through Baton Rouge. The plan is to add an additional lane in each direction from Hwy 415 in the west to the I-10/12 split in the east,... more »
  • DOTD hosts first I-10 widening meeting Play Video

    August 29, 2018 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of drivers and residents filled the cafeteria at McKinley Middle Magnet School Tuesday evening to view the details of the I-10 widening project. "This will allow another 90,000 plus people to have much more ability to move through Baton Rouge," said DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson.... more »
  • Construction starts July for alternative to Washington Street exit Play Video

    June 7, 2018 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Work could begin in July on a new interstate off-ramp near downtown with an aim to ease congestion, according to DOTD officials Thursday. The new left lane exit off I-110 South to Terrace Avenue will serve as an alternative to the infamous Washington Street off-ramp. "This... more »
  • No work for months on I-10/Pecue Lane interchange Play Video

    June 6, 2018 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City-parish officials hope work will resume on the Pecue Lane interchange project along I-10 by the fall. The work on the interchange project began last July, but stopped after the initial phase was complete. East Baton Rouge Parish transportation chief Fred Raiford said it's an issue... more »
  • Bridge closure coming to Ascension Parish Play Video

    May 10, 2018 11:44 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Road signs went up overnight this week, preparing drivers for the summer closure of a busy interstate overpass in Ascension Parish. Residents who live just west of I-10 along Bluff Road (Hwy 928) will have about a 20-minute detour added to their drive. "Predominantly 95 percent of our... more »
  • New details on I-10 widening from Highland Rd. to Hwy. 73 Play Video

    April 24, 2018 12:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Timetables and detour routes were the topics of a Monday night public meeting about the I-10 widening project between East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. It will take until winter 2020 to widen about seven miles of interstate from four to six lanes in between Highland Road... more »
  • New tax plan for bridge across Mississippi River Play Video

    April 5, 2018 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Would you vote for higher taxes if it paid for a new bridge across the Mississippi River? Voters in five parishes may soon get the chance. State Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen) has proposed creating a special taxing district encompassing East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension,... more »
  • Amid I-10 expansion announcement, WBR wishes for new bridge Play Video

    January 12, 2018 8:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Officials announced Friday I-10 will be expanding from the bridge to the split, avoiding the West Baton Rouge area. Folks in that area are hoping for some traffic relief, but they know the expansion won't be a final fix. They want a new bridge. "We've been... more »
  • Groundbreaking for I-10 widening set for this week Play Video

    January 8, 2018 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Interstate 10 from Highland Road in East Baton Rouge Parish to Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish will be widened after a ribbon cutting ceremony this week. It's unclear when actual construction will begin. The seven mile stretch of interstate is often congested during rush hour. DOTD... more »
  • 20 hurt in overnight crash involving bus, 18-wheeler on I-10

    January 7, 2018 6:31 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A number of people were reportedly taken to multiple hospitals after a crash involving an 18-wheeler, a party bus and at least one other vehicle on I-10 East early Sunday morning. The incident was reported sometime after 2 a.m. between Grosse Tete and Port Allen. Authorities... more »
  • Driver in one-vehicle crash jumps off interstate to avoid oncoming vehicle

    December 10, 2017 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver that was involved in a one-vehicle crash jumped from an interstate overpass to avoid being hit by an oncoming vehicle. According to Baton Rouge Police, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-10 West at the I-10/I-110 split Saturday afternoon. After getting out... more »
  • Falling rock from interstate overpass breaks woman's sunroof Play Video

    October 5, 2017 6:05 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A chunk of concrete fell on a moving vehicle along I-12 on August 26. The driver is okay but says someone should pay for the damage. After trying to track down who is responsible with no luck, she called 2 On Your Side's Brittany Weiss. Walker... more »
  • Safety at Walker traffic circle concerns residents, officials Play Video

    September 6, 2017 12:10 AM

    WALKER- Officers are no longer directing traffic at a new Livingston Parish roundabout that has vehicles backing up onto Interstate 12, according to Walker Police Captain John Sharp. "What we had been doing was blocking the south bound lane of [Highway 447] periodically to clear the [interstate] ramp," Sharp... more »
  • Amid complaints over barrier walls, state will redesign feature that dammed flood water Play Video

    August 17, 2017 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The state will redesign tall, concrete barriers along newly constructed interstates in Louisiana following the August 2016 flood where people in Livingston Parish have blamed much of the disaster on barriers that dammed water on one side of I-12. The flood issue is the center of... more »
  • Report: 2 dead in New Orleans after car plunges off elevated I-10 to street below

    August 12, 2017 5:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men were killed after their vehicle went over the side rails of the elevated portion of I-10 East Saturday morning and landed on the street below. According to a report from WWL, the incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near the I-10 East Almonaster/Louisa Street... more »
  • After manhunt in West Baton Rouge, arrest warrant filed for alleged kidnapping suspect

    August 6, 2017 6:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE – A woman kidnapped in Lafayette and found in the Baton Rouge area had an ongoing domestic dispute with her alleged captor, police released Monday. The unidentified woman was abducted Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Parish and found a few hours later, safe, in the Baton Rouge area. Police... more »
  • Report: 7-year-old hurt in triple shooting on I-10 in New Orleans

    July 2, 2017 8:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Parts of I-10 East were closed as police investigated a shooting which involved three victims, including a child, Sunday afternoon. According to a report from WWL, New Orleans Police were called to the scene near Read Boulevard around 5:22 p.m. in regards to an aggravated battery... more »

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