IN a desperate bid to avoid the traffic jams and congestion, why not consult our road info service to help you plan less stressful rush hour journeys?

A quick look around North Worcestershire and the Black Country has thrown out a few hot spots you may wish to avoid including:

*A451 Blackwell Street, Kidderminster. Water main work and temporary traffic lights on A451 Blackwell Street near A456 The Ringway / Blackwell Street.

*A458 Birmingham Street, Stourbridge. Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on A458 Birmingham Street both ways at Stamford Road. The accident was reported to be near to the Hand Car Wash.

*A38 Stoke Road, Bromsgrove. Speed restriction of 30 mph due to roadworks on A38 Stoke Road Westbound between Sherwood Road and B4094 Worcester Road.

*Stafford Street, Dudley. Heavy traffic on Stafford Street around High Street.

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