Drivers who have a daily thirty minute commute in the Newcastle Sunderland area spend nearly 70 hours a year in delays.
Data from the sat nav maker Tom Tom also shows congestion on secondary roads is worse than on main roads.
Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro are facing severe delays due to a technical problem.
The routes affected are between Haymarket and South Shields and between Haymarket and South Hylton.
A number of properties have been evacuated after a potential gas leak.
Police received a report of the leak on St Thomas Street, Newcastle, at around 3.35pm on Monday from Northern Gas Networks.
The road is a bus-only route and is closed at this time as a precaution. Pedestrians are also advised to avoid the area.
The A1 Western Bypass Northbound is blocked and there is queueing traffic because of an accident at A692 Lobley Hill Road, B601 Lobley Hill Road. There is congestion to A1(M) J65, A194m, A1231, B1288 Birtley. Travel time is estimated to be around 20 minutes.
The A66 has been closed between Brough and Bowes due to snow and ice.
The snow gates are shut on the road which runs from Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire to Penrith in Cumbria.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the B1257 near Sproxton in the Helmsley area.
At around 6.30pm on Thursday 5 December 2013, a white Mercedes Sprinter van and a black Mitsubishi L200 pick-up collided near the bottom of Sproxton bank.
The driver of the Mitsubishi was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Three children were also in the car and taken to hospital. Meanwhile, the driver of the Mercedes remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Steve Wood. The incident number is 12130210863.
There are severe delays on the A1 because of a collision.
One lane is closed on the A1 Western Bypass, northbound between A184 and A694/A69. It's because of a broken down lorry. Police are at the scene.
The A187 Hadrian Road is closed in both directions due to a building fire at C&J Marine Services. There is smoke blowing across the road between the A19 (Tyne Tunnel) and A193 Wagon Way.
A car and a motorbike were involved in a serious collision at Patrick Brompton near Bedale this afternoon. Two people have been taken to hospital.The scene is being investigated and diversions are in place.