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:
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.
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.
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.