NOW we are in the heart of rush hour, why not use our traffic and travel page to try to map out the most painless journeys home possible.

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

*B4190 Load Street, Bewdley. Heavy traffic on B4190 Load Street between Park Lane (St Anne's Church) and Northwood Lane (Brunel Pub).

*A456 Kidderminster Road South, Hagley. Queueing traffic on A456 Kidderminster Road South between A450 Worcester Road (Hagley) and Station Drive (Blakedown).

*Lower Cladswell Lane, Cookhill. Lower Cladswell Lane both ways closed due to roadworks between Mearse Lane and Cladswell Lane (Cookhill).

*Stafford Street Dudley. Queueing traffic on Stafford Street around High Street.

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