RUSH hour is almost upon us so it’s time to join those roads to seemingly nowhere across the Black Country and North Worcestershire.

To help you at least try to avoid congestion, why not use our handy traffic and travel page and map out your journeys.

A quick look around the region has thrown up a number of hot spots including:

*A456 Manor Way, Halesowen. Traffic heavier than normal on A456 Manor Way Westbound at A459 Grange Road Roundabout. Travel time is eight minutes.

*A448 Comberton Road, Kidderminster. Gas main work and temporary traffic lights are in operation on A448 Comberton Road at Yew Tree Road.

*A491 High Street, Amblecote, Stourbridge. There is queueing traffic on A491 High Street Southbound before A451 Bath Road and St Johns Road.

*Astwood Lane, Astwood Bank. Astwood Lane is closed both ways, slow traffic due to accident between Dark Lane (Astwood Bank) and Rockhill Lane (Feckenham). Affecting traffic between Astwood Bank and Feckenham.

To find out what’s happening on the roads in your area, visit our page here. You can tailor the search to suit your journeys.