National Highways staff are in charge of the main routes that keep out country moving.
Based at the regional operations centre in Birmingham, they have been looking out for extra signs of congestion as people look for a different way to travel.
The good news is motorways and major A roads have coped “remarkably well”, according to senior network planner Frank Bird. He said traffic flows were actually lower than normal in some areas, suggesting people are simply staying at home.
“The look and feel of the network is that traffic numbers are down,” he said.
“If you’re going in and out of town and city centres, they’re a little bit busier.
“We’ve learned to work in different ways, like working from home. It’s a very different picture.”