Traffic

Man hit by truck near Memorial dies

A man hit by a truck near Lake Charles Memorial Hospital last week died Saturday.

  DOTD says metal cable barriers along I-10 are preventing severe accidents

Two-vehicle collision with injuries on Nelson and Country Club Road

Husband and wife rescued from accident where car ends in Sulphur bayou

DA’s Office says LACE program will focus on interstates, La. 27

DOTD updates I-10 bridge repair schedule

Three vehicle accident near I-210 bridge

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TRAFFIC: Accident on US 171 near Moss Bluff

Traffic kept interstate drivers bumper to bumper

Authorities release name of victim in Tuesday’s fatal accident on 171

Head-on crash in Beauregard Parish kills passenger

VIDEO: LCPD asks for help identifying vehicle involved in bicycle hit-and-run at Country Club Road, Jerry Street

State police identify victim of fatal Allen Parish crash as 30-year-old Eunice man

Beauregard Fair Parade through DeRidder this evening

The Beauregard Parish Fair Parade at will roll through DeRidder at 5:30 p.m. today.

Multiple railroad crossings are closed after vehicle, train involved in accident in Sulphur

A train and vehicle have collided in Sulphur, according to Sulphur PIO Mel Estess.

TRAFFIC: Broken down truck carrying over-sized load causing backups on U.S. 171 near Moss Bluff

The southbound lanes of the Calcasieu River Bridge on U.S. 171 are blocked

Texas woman dies after injuries sustained in crash

A Texas woman involved in a single-vehicle crash has succumbed to her injuries.

Traffic cleared after 15 crashes on I-10 and I-210

TRAFFIC: Truck carrying 40,000 to 60,000 pounds of trash overturns on I-10 service road

Two-vehicle accident on I-210 ramp

Car crashes into pole and catches on fire

Three cows die, driver injured after herd gets loose on La. 27

Two-vehicle accident on LA 171 near Debra Lane in Moss Bluff

  Traffic concerns for Houston River Road

"It’s not going to be too good if something happens if we wind up hurting somebody if were in a hurry to get home or get to work so just be patient."

Driver dies after single-vehicle accident on I-10 EB in Sulphur

Sulphur police are currently working a fatality on I-10 eastbound between the Cities Service exit and the I-10/210 interchange.

Information meetings on I-210 bridge project

Motorists can learn more about the I-210 bridge project. DOTD is holding the first of six public information meetings on the project, Tuesday evening, at the EPPS Memorial Library on Simmons street. It takes place from 6-7 p-m. The project is expected to start this fall with an estimated completion of fall 2019.  Motorists can get an overview of construction and learn how to stay informed about construction zones and traffic issues.  Here is the complete list of meetings...

Unrestrained Vinton man hits tree, dies in single-vehicle crash on U.S. 90

After investigating, deputies found that the driver's 2014 Honda Accord was traveling west on U.S. 90 when the vehicle crossed the center line, traveled off the left side of the road, and struck a tree.

2700 Block of Lake blocked due to wreck, now one lane open

Due to an accident on the 2700 block of Lake, the outside lane is blocked. The crash originally blocked both lanes causing traffic for a period of time. Traffic is now moving.

Section of Sampson Street in Westlake will be closed on Sunday

The section of Sampson Street from I-10 to Sulphur Avenue will be closed starting Sunday at 6 a.m. and will be reopened around 6 p.m. Union Pacific and the Department of Transportation and Development will be making repairs to the railroad crossings. "I would say this is a temporary fix, but it's going to be a good one. They are just going to replace the track for now, put some new asphalt down, and make it passable." says Westlake Mayor Robert Hardey.  According to ...

  18-wheeler catches fire at gas station in Iowa

An 18-wheeler caught fire outside of a Pilot gas station in Iowa off of I-10.

Driver that caused flipped vehicle near Ryan Street exit cited with careless operation

A vehicle was traveling east on I-210 and attempting to get off the interstate at the Ryan Street Exit around 5:11 p.m. on July 24, says Kirkum. Traffic was backed up and the driver was unable to stop before striking a vehicle in the rear.

Driver potentially has seizure and causes accident on Ernest Street

According to LCPD's investigation, around 4:18 p.m. on July 24, two vehicles were traveling on Ernest Street with one heading north and the other heading south, says Kirkum. Both vehicles were preparing to turn onto Prien Lake Road.

Truck overturned on U.S. 171, minor injuries

A truck has overturned on U.S. 171, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police.  The driver has minor injuries, says Anderson.  Traffic is backing up in the area so if you're driving in that directions, take an alternate route.

Two-vehicle accident on U.S. 378, avoid the area

Expect traffic delays and take an alternate route if headed that direction.

Multiple vehicle accident on I-210 EB at Ryan Street sends two to hospital

A multiple-vehicle accident at I-210 EB at Ryan Street has left one vehicle flipped, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD asks drivers to avoid the area for the next 30-45 minutes. 7News will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

18-wheeler and vehicle involved in fatal head-on collision near U.S.112

A car and an 18-wheeler collided head-on in northern Beauregard Parish on Ike's Road, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police.

Section of Prater Road in Mossville closed Wednesday

A section of Prater Road in Mossville will be closed Wednesday morning according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.  Prater Road will be shutdown between Old Spanish Trail and King Street between 6:30 AM and noon on Wednesday for water main repairs.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

U.S. 27 in Hackberry will have lane closures for two weeks

The closure is necessary for roadway and drainage improvements along U.S. 27.

TRAFFIC: SB lane of Enterprise Blvd. near 17th Street blocked

The southbound lanes of Enterprise Boulevard near 17th Street are blocked due to a vehicle accident, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Please take an alternate route. 7News will update the story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

18-wheeler on fire on I-10 westbound reignites after being put out

LSP is still trying to find the cause of the fire. There are no injuries reported.

Man surrenders after climbing sign on I-10, scene cleared

A man who climbed an interstate sign on I-10 in Sulphur has now surrendered, according to Sulphur police. Early Tuesday morning, I-10 eastbound lanes on Beglis Parkway were blocked due to authorities and negotiators attempting to get the man down, says Sulphur police.

TRAFFIC: Avoid I-210 EB at Nelson Road due to multiple accidents

Lake Charles Police Department says that there are multiple separate accidents on I-210 EB at Nelson Road. They ask drivers to avoid the area for the next 30-45 minutes. Please take an alternate route. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

TRAFFIC: SB lanes of Lake Street blocked due to accident

Both southbound lanes of Lake Street are blocked near West Prien Lake Road due to a vehicle accident, according to Lake Charles Police Department. Please take an alternate route. 7News will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

CPSO confirms accident on I-10 Westbound, take I-210 if possible

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed an accident on I-10 Westbound.  The traffic is very slow on the I-10 bridge

All I-10 westbound lanes near Roanoke now open after 18-wheeler jack-knifes

I-10 westbound near Roanoke has reopened.

Proposed financial incentive for finishing I-210 bridge repair project early

Lake area motorists could be in for long-term delays when the repair project begins on the I-210.  Now there's talk of reducing the impact, by offering financial incentives to finish the project early. According to a news release, The Calcasieu Parish Gaming Revenue District will meet Friday to discuss the proposed local financial incentive for the early completion of the project by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.. The meeting will start at 9:0...

Where are the I-10 construction workers?

Construction on the I-10 bridge began March 3, but drivers are saying they aren't seeing any work getting done. According to Rodney Mallett with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, that's because workers are underneath the bridge. They are replacing bearing and joints, among other things, across a 5-mile stretch of the interstate. That is also the reason the eastbound inside lane is blocked off, for the safety of the workers underneath the bridge as w...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Avoid I-210 WB near Golden Nugget exit

Crash on I-210 Westbound near the Golden Nugget Blvd./Prien Lake Rd. exit. Traffic is down to one lane in this area as emergency officials clear the scene. Take I-10 through Lake Charles to avoid delays. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

TRAFFIC: Cameron Ferry back in service

The Cameron Ferry is currently out of service. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Crashes on I-10 eastbound, I-10 westbound in Westlake

Vehicle crashes on  I-10 eastbound and I-10 westbound are causing traffic congestion, especially eastbound. Avoid the roadway, if possible. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

UPDATE: All lanes now open on I-10 east near Iowa

A multi-vehicle accident has caused the left and center lanes of I-10 East to be blocked. Use an alternate route if possible.

Troop D: Expect delays on US 171 in Moss Bluff

Louisiana State Police Troop D is investigating a three-vehicle head-on crash on US 171 at Calcasieu Avenue in Moss Bluff.  Drivers in the area can expect delays. Sgt. James Anderson, spokesman, said Injuries "are currently described as moderate at worst."

Traffic backed up on I-10 east, I-210 east

A vehicle crash on I-210 east near the 210 Bridge has traffic backed up to the I-10/210 split.  In addition, there is heavy traffic congestion on I-10 east extending from Sulphur to the I-10/210 split. Avoid these areas, if possible. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Vehicle fire on I-10 eastbound near Enterprise

Emergency responders are asking drivers to avoid I-10 eastbound near the Enterprise exit because of a vehicle fire. The outside and middle lanes are blocked. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Crash on I-10 eastbound in Westlake causing traffic congestion

A car crash on I-10 eastbound in Westlake just before the I-10 Bridge is causing traffic to back up. Traffic is also backing up on I-10 westbound in Westlake near the bridge. Avoid this area if you can, so emergency vehicles can clear the crash. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

I-10 east congested from bridge into Sulphur, 210 east seeing some backup

A car crash on I-210 eastbound before the I-210 Bridge has traffic backed up to I-10 past Cities Service Highway.

Traffic backed up on US 171 north

A traffic incident has US 171 north blocked all the way from near Old Town Road to Moeling Street.  Take an alternate route, if possible. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Traffic incident on I-210 eastbound causing congestion

A traffic incident on I-210 eastbound is causing heavy traffic from the I-10/210 split to just before the bridge.  A KPLC viewer reports a car on fire. Avoid this area, if possible. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Traffic backing up at I-210 west at Legion Street

Lake Charles police said traffic is backing up at I-210 westbound at Legion Street because of a car crash. The inside lane is blocked. Police request that drivers try to avoid the roadway for the 45 minutes. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Car crash on I-10 east in Sulphur causing traffic congestion

A car crash on I-10 east in Sulphur near Beglis Parkway is causing traffic congestion. A vehicle has flipped. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Three-vehicle crash on North MLK Highway causing traffic delays

A three-vehicle crash on North Martin Luther King Highway (U.S. 171) and Blackwell Street is causing significant traffic delays.

UPDATE: All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound near Iowa

Louisiana State Police Troop D said all lanes of I-10 westbound near Iowa are now open, but still expect delays.

Stalled vehicle on I-10 eastbound near I-10 Bridge

Traffic is already starting to back up because of a stalled vehicle on I-10 eastbound near the I-10 Bridge. Avoid this roadway, if possible, while the vehicle is being removed. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Car crash causing traffic congestion on I-10 east near Lacassine

A car crash on I-10 eastbound in Lacassine is causing traffic congestion.

Crash involving 18-wheeler on I-10 eastbound near PPG Drive

There is heavy traffic congestion on I-10 eastbound from the I-10 Bridge to PPG Drive because of a crash involving an 18-wheeler. Avoid this roadway, if possible. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

TRAFFIC: Avoid 210 eastbound near La. 14 exit

There's major traffic on I-10 east and I-210 west because of several crashes. There are two crashes on I-10 east - one near Beglis Parkway in Sulphur and the other at Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles. Traffic is backed up from Enterprise to Beglis. There is also congestion on I-10 west from Enterprise to the bridge. There's another crash - this one involving three cars - on I-210 west near the Nelson exit. The 10-car pileup that happened earlier in that area has been cleare...

UPDATE: Pileup on I-210 Bridge caused by truck that ran out of gas

The 10-car pileup on the I-210 Bridge westbound is almost cleared, state police reports.

TRAFFIC: Authorities asking public to avoid U.S. 190 west due to explosion

Authorities are asking the public to avoid the 4000 block of U.S. 190 west in DeRidder due to an explosion incident at the PCA plant. Three people are dead, one person is unaccounted for and several are injured in the incident. KPLC is working to gather more information. If possible, please find alternate routes. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

UPDATE: One dead in one-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound in Sulphur

A Houston man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-10 westbound Friday night, authorities said. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

UPDATE: One lane of I-210 westbound now open

The Lake Charles Police Department reports that there are four vehicle crashes blocking I-210's westbound lanes near the Nelson Road exit. LCPD also reports that the eastbound lanes at Nelson are clear - the school bus crash has been cleared. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Car crashes causing traffic congestion on I-10 east, 1-210 west

Two separate car crashes are causing traffic congestion on I-10 and  I-210. I-10 east is congested from La. 108 to just before the I-10 Bridge. I-210 is backed up from before Common Street to near Lake Street. Avoid these areas, if possible. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

All lanes now open on I-210 east, just before LA 14

The left lane on I-210 eastbound, just before LA 14, is blocked due to an accident.

TRAFFIC: All lanes open on I-10 eastbound at I-10/1-210 split

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All lanes now open on I-210 westbound near Lake Street

All lanes are now open on I-210 westbound near the Lake Street exit. The Lake Street entrance and exit were closed following an accident.

Car crash causing traffic congestion on I-210 east near Nelson Road

A car accident on I-210 eastbound near Nelson Road is causing traffic to back up. There is also traffic congestion on I-210 westbound near Lake Street. Police ask drivers to avoid this area for the next 45 minutes. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Avoid I-10 westbound near I-10 Bridge

There's a car crash on I-10 westbound near Ryan Street that is causing traffic to back up. Traffic is also congested on I-10 westbound on the I-10 Bridge. Police are asking drivers to take another route for at least the next hour. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Vehicle flips on I-10 west in Westlake

A flipped vehicle on I-10 westbound in Westlake, just west of PPG Drive, which caused traffic to back up.

Two vehicle crashes on I-10 west in Iowa causing congestion

Louisiana State Police Troop D is working on clearing two separate car crashes on I-10 west in Iowa. Sgt. James Anderson said there's a four-vehicle crash and a two-vehicle crash. There doesn't appear to be any serious injuries, he said. Traffic will be backed up for some time, so avoid the area, if possible. Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Traffic backed up on N. Lakeshore under I-10 Bridge overpass

Avoid North Lakeshore Drive under the I-10 Bridge overpass for the next hour due to traffic incident. Both lanes are blocked. Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Crashes on I-10 west, 210 east, causing congestion

There's a multi-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound before the I-10 Bridge. There is also a two-vehicle crash on I-210 eastbound just past the I-10-I-210 split. Avoid these roadways, if possible. Copyright 2016 KPLC. All rights reserved.

TRAFFIC: Congestion remains on I-10 west near Egan

There was a report of an accident on the westbound on I-10 about three miles and a half from Jennings.