Roads to avoid: The top 10 worst Christmas traffic jams in the UK
This holiday season, 12 million cars will be on the road. You can avoid traffic jams by making well-informed decisions on which route to take.
18:37 19 December 2014
The busiest days on the road across the United Kingdom over the Christmas season will be Friday 19th, Tuesday 23rd and Saturday 27th December.
Traffic information company Inrix stated that: “Traffic on Tuesday 23rd will peak at around 12pm, and after the normal quieter period of Christmas Day and Boxing Day, traffic will pick up again on Saturday 27th December as drivers head home after spending Christmas away, return to work or go shopping.”
Here are the top ten worst spots according to Inrix:
1) M25 anti-clockwise J23 (A1M) to J10 (A3) - expected delay 1 hour 40 mins
2) M1 northbound J21 (Leicester) to J32 (M18) - expected delay 1 hour 25 mins
3) M6 northbound J8 (M5) to J19 (M40) - 1 hour 10 mins
4) M25 clockwise J7 (Reigate) to J16 (M40) - 50 mins
5) A4 westbound (Hyde Park Corner) to M4 (Heathrow) - 40 mins
6) M4 westbound J4B (M25) to Reading (J11) - 40 mins
7) M56 eastbound J9 (M6) to the M60 - 40 mins
8) A1 northbound (Washington to Seaton Burn in Newcastle) - 25 mins
9) M1 northbound J5 (Watford) to J10A (Luton Airport) - 25 mins
10) M5 northbound J3 (A456) to M6 - 25 mins