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Holidaymakers miss flights after A38 tanker crash

The Christmas holiday getaway suffered a terrible start today as the A38 in Devon was shut northbound for several hours after a tanker crashed off the road and down an embankment.

The closure led to some people missing their flights from Exeter Airport where 20,000 people are jetting out of the region for the festivities.

Seth Conway reports:

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Fuel tanker crash causes delays for Exeter holidaymakers

A fuel tanker upturned on the A38 in Exeter Credit: Andy Styles

A road closure in Devon led to several Christmas holiday makers missing their flights from Exeter Airport.

The A38 in Devon was closed for several hours this morning after a fuel tanker crashed off the road and down the embankment.

The Exeter bound carriageway was closed at around 7:30am between Buckfastleigh and Ashburton while emergency services dealt with the accident, causing long delays for travellers.

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South West set for small rise in house prices

Last year saw a much bigger rise in prices. Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Experts are predicting a 2% increase in houses prices in the South West next year.

According to the annual market forecast from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the region is set for one of smallest regional growths in the country.

Newquay's traditional Huer's Hut restored

The hut had a crucial role in the fishing industry.

Repairs are due be completed today on one of Newquay's Huer's Huts.

Situated on Towan Head, the hut dates from the 19th Century, and was used by lookouts to spot shoals of pilchards in Newquay Bay. The work has cost £30,000.

It is hoped the wraps can come off early in January.

The work on the hut should be completed today. Credit: ITV News
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