There were significant delays for drivers on the M6 and M54 motorways this afternoon after a lorry broke down.
All three lanes of the main carriageway were closed on the M6 southbound between Junction 10A and Junction 10 with traffic having to use the hard shoulder only.
Rescue crews were called to the scene to remove the stranded vehicle. All lanes have now been re-opened.
There is very slow traffic due to an earlier accident on the M42 Northbound between Junction 5 A41 / A4141 (Solihull / Knowle) and Junction 6 A45 (Birmingham Airport / Coventry).
There is congestion until Junction 3a M40.
One lane has been closed due to an accident and recovery work on the M6 Northbound between J15 for Stoke-on-Trent and J16 for Crewe.
There are also severe delays with two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to an accident on the M6 Northbound between J3 for Nuneaton and J3A for the M6 Toll. Travel time is estimated to be around 20 minutes.
The M40 in Warwickshire is closed northbound between J11 (Banbury) and J12 (Gaydon), due to a fatal accident.
A signed diversion is in place. Traffic should leave the M40 at J11 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol.
Drivers are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes or delaying their journeys.
The M6 Southbound is closed due to a lorry fire between M42: Junction4A and M6: Junction3A.
Peterborough has the fastest rush-hour driving rates in the country, according to a new survey.
In contrast to Worcester in the other half of the Midlands, which experiences among the most affected by rush-hour delays, Peterborough tops the list.
The average speed in the city in rush-hour is just over 19mph.
Worcester has been named as one of the most-affected cities for rush-hour delays, according to a new survey.
Drivers are said to be delayed for almost nine minutes during busy periods. Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent are among the quicker moving rush-hour cities.
Overall, the typical rush hour traffic slows speeds down by an average of 3.6mph.
Nottingham City Council says it hopes a new car scheme in the city will help to reduce congestion, parking issues and carbon emission levels. The Car Club allows residents and businesses to hire vehicles by the hour to make short trips around the city.
The Highways Agency is warning of increased traffic on the roads because of the bank holiday weekend.
It says people should leave extra time for journeys if they are travelling today and that, unlike during the Easter bank holiday weekend, the majority of roadworks will still be in place.
The A38 Paradise Circus Queensway has been closed due to an accident at Suffolk Street Queensway, causing major delays.
Police are directing traffic after the accident occurred on the Broad Street side of the roundabout.