IT’S RUSH hour so let’s go out and join lots of tedious and frustrating traffic jams as we try to make our way home.

In an attempt to avoid them, why not use our traffic and travel page to help map out more bearable journeys home.

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

*Stakenbridge Lane, Churchill. Road is closed due to works between Churchill Lane / Iverley Lane and Stoney Lane. Closed due to pavement reconstruction and kerb replacement works.

*A458 Windmill Hill, Cradley. Traffic is slow due to the fire at a terraced house in Windmill Hill. One lane is open in both directions.

*A38 Wychbold. Very slow traffic on A38 between M5 J5 and B4091 Hanbury Road, congestion to B4065 Bromsgrove Road (Droitwich). In the roadworks area. Near The Garden Centre, delays back beyond the M5.

*Parkfield Road, Stourbridge. The road closed due to bridge maintenance work between Burnt Oak Drive and Vauxhall Road (Stourbridge Town railway bridge). The road is closed in the short one-way section on the bridge over the railway line near Stourbridge Town station.

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.