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Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
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Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
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Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Some welcome news for those of you who drive Interstate 10, construction is
just about finished. Considering traffic may pick up early next year - with the
several events in New Orleans, which could be good news. But if things are not
complete, some say it could lead to longer traffic troubles.
I-10 can be crawling with traffic, bumper-to-bumper or flowing steadily. For
some navigating the stretch, it can be a long, drawn out ordeal.
"If you're from this area, you know how to go around traffic without
getting stuck in it," said Melvin Thomas, who travels around the Baton
Rouge area every day. "Take the interstate and you're going to get stuck
All the construction, which in some cases has been going on since 2009, is
just one reason Thomas found other ways to move around.
"It's taking a long time to really get it done."
There are a number of people who echo Thomas' thoughts, but a clear
drive could be ahead.
"I-10 between 10/12 split and Seigen Lane is scheduled to be open to
traffic hopefully by the end of this year," said Bill Grass, spokesman for
the Geaux Wider Project.
That means drivers will soon have three lanes along this stretch to travel.
However, Bill Grass says the section from Seigen Lane to Highland Road will
not be done until the spring of 2013.
That could potentially mean more backups when big events like the Sugar
Bowl, the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras come to New Orleans. All three events are
happening just before the spring.
The Baton Rouge Lodging Association says once New Orleans fills up, people
will likely look for rooms in Baton Rouge. That could add even more cars to an
already congested set of roadway. But the project spokesman says things will
"Anytime special events like LSU football games or for Super Bowl, that
would be the exception. There won't be construction impacts that would
adversely affect traffic flow," said Grass.
The solution if there is an increase on the roads, Grass says two lanes, in
each direction, will stay open to move traffic, which should decrease delays.
Officials say the I-10 project is on schedule. The first section of roadway
that is scheduled to open next month will wrap six months earlier than