GOOD afternoon. We are here to provide any information on incidents that might crop up throughout the rush hour period this evening on our Black Country and North Worcestershire roads.

So far the roads across the area are quite busy, especially in the usual heavy traffic places.

There has been some delays on the M5 northbound between J5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold) and J4A M42 J4A due to a broken down vehicle. However all lanes are now open and traffic is returning to normal after the vehicle was removed.

Traffic is slow, however, on M5 northbound before J4A M42 due to the ongoing roadworks.

There are also delays of up to five minutes on West Midlands Railway between Kidderminster and Worcester Foregate Street stations due to track fault.

A track fault is also causing delays of up to ten minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast Southbound between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street.

Planned roadworks are also causing delays across the region, and these include: One lane closed and speed restriction of 30 mph due to contraflow and major roadworks on M5 both ways between J1 A41 Birmingham Road (West Bromwich / Birmingham) and J2 A4123 (Oldbury / Birmingham). Expect delays.

Works on the Oldbury Viaduct means that all traffic is sharing one side of the road as a contraflow.

One lane closed due to roadworks on M5 link road Southbound from M6. The M5 link road South coming off the M6 is down to one lane as part of the viaduct work.

A lane is closed due to traffic management for the M5 Oldbury Viaduct roadworks on M5 Northbound at J4A M42. Linked to the major roadworks further up at the Oldbury Viaduct between J2 and J1.

There is a speed restriction of 30 mph due to roadworks in Bromsgrove on A38 Worcester Road westbound between Austin Road and B4091, while there are temporary traffic lights and roadworks on A448 Comberton Road near Kidderminster Train Station.

Tessall Lane in Longbridge is closed due to roadworks at Longbridge Lane. The stretch between the bridge over the River Rea by the Austin Social Club entrance to the junction with Longbridge Lane will be closed permanently to motorised vehicles.

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