A blurred image of a number of cars travelling along a road

Accidents, severe weather, flooding, strikes and even volcanic eruptions can all disrupt the transport network.

The West Midlands has several motorways serving the area including the M5, M6, M69, M40, M42 and M54.

It’s home to Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham New Street station is a major transport hub and High Speed Two (HS2) is in development.

Four ways to prepare for disruption:

  1. Keep a car emergency kit - include a first aid kit, blankets, torch, bottled water and food.
  2. Check before you travel - TV, radio, apps, internet.
  3. Think how to contact your family or friends if affected - know who to ask for assistance.
  4. Consider alternative methods of transport - bus, bike, train or tram.

In an emergency, check online: