RUSH hour can be a right pain so why not use our traffic and travel page to plot your journeys and hopefully avoid the patience-testing jams?

A quick look around North Worcestershire and the Black Country has thrown up a number of hot spots including:

*A449 Worcester Road, Kidderminster. Heavy traffic on A449 Worcester Road outbound between A442 Worcester Road / Wilden Lane and Frederick Road (Hoo Farm Industrial Estate).

*A456 Manor Way Halesowen. Very slow traffic on A456 Manor Way Westbound at A459 Grange Road Roundabout. Travel time is four minutes.

*A448 The Slough, Studley. Usual congestion on A448 The Slough Westbound between B4092 Station Road (Studley) and A441 Evesham Road / B4504 Windmill Drive / Evesham Road (Redditch).

*B4171 Dudley Road, Rowley Regis. Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on B4171 Dudley Road at Doulton Road.

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