Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:26 AM EST2014-03-05 13:26:01 GMT
Crews are working to restore power to nearly 2,000 people in the Baton Rouge area. The largest reported outage is located around LSU. Just under 1,500 customers from East Parker to Lee Drive are withoutMore >
Crews were sent out to restore power to nearly 2,000 people in the Baton Rouge area that lost electricity during the icy weather Tuesday.More >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:04 AM EST2014-03-05 10:04:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Arkansas State Police say traffic is stop and go in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 from the Missouri state line to West Memphis, Arkansas. Authorities say troopers have been in contactMore >
Drivers were still stranded on the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 and on both sides of Interstate 40 in Arkansas Monday afternoon. Traffic turned into a slow crawl later in the evening.More >
Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-03-04 17:14:57 GMT
Flights scheduled at the Baton Rouge Airport are grounded due to weather conditions across the nation. "The issue is with the hubs - Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte – the weather conditions there are causingMore >
Flights scheduled at the Baton Rouge Airport are grounded due to weather conditions across the nation.More >
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The wintry weather that moved through south Louisiana Tuesday morning caused problems for drivers throughout the day, as several major roadways were closed until the afternoon.
The Audubon Bridge between New Roads and St. Francisville was the last section of roadway in the Baton Rouge area to reopen. Drivers were not allowed to cross it until Tuesday night.
Many people in the Baton Rouge area with plans to spend Mardi Gras in Lafayette had to find alternative ways to spend their day. The two main routes between the two cities were closed all morning.
Louisiana State Police reported I-10 was reopened between Baton Rouge and Lafayette just before 2 p.m. after being shut down in both directions for several hours. I-110 and I-12 reopened minutes later.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reported an 18-wheeler jack-knifed on I-10 East at Whiskey Bay around 4 a.m. There were several other crashes on I-10 East on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge before it was shut down.
US 190 was closed in both directions at Krotz Springs for several hours after multiple crashes due to icy conditions on the bridge. The westbound lanes were reopened just before 12:30 p.m. A crash on the Four Mile Bridge caused the eastbound side to remain closed for a while longer, but it was reopened before 1:30 p.m.
Baton Rouge EMS reported it was called out to four crashes on the interstates during the morning hours. Officials said the first happened on I-12 at Sherwood Forest Boulevard at 5:25 a.m. One patient was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.
EMS stated there were three rollover crashes on I-10. One was at Washington Avenue, another was at Dalrymple Drive and the third was at College Drive. Off the interstate, between I-10 and the Laurel area, five or six other crashes were reported. All injuries were minor.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation and Development reported all bridges in Wilkinson and Amite counties had ice on them.
Tuesday, March 4 2014 5:36 PM EST2014-03-04 22:36:34 GMT
While the unexpected icy weather to hit southeast Louisiana put a damper in the Mardi Gras plans of some people, the conditions have made life a lot more difficult for dozens on truckers. As the winterMore >
While the unexpected icy weather to hit southeast Louisiana put a damper in the Mardi Gras plans of some people, the conditions have made life a lot more difficult for dozens of truckers.More >
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:31:29 GMT
The owner of a Wellford strip club was arrested following a sting operation inside the club, according to police. Timothy Treadwell, 51, was charged with prostitution and assault and battery after officersMore >
The owner of a Wellford strip club was arrested following a sting operation inside the club, according to police. More >