The roads into Cornwall are looking busy as the region reopens for tourism for the first time since March.

Normally it would now be peak tourism season for the county's businesses but its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses have been unable to welcome guests since lockdown was introduced on March 23.

Today that all changes - and holidaymakers are grabbing the opportunity fully.

Donna Williams captured this shot at the junction of the A30 and the M5 this morning.

It is unclear if this traffic pictured at 8.35am at Junction 31 was connected to a lorry striking a bridge on the A3015 Honiton Road at 3.15am, which caused delays between Junction 29 of the M5 and Exeter. Honiton Road reopened just before 9.20am.

And Andrew Williams took this video of early queues on the southbound carriageway of the A303 this morning.

Traffic cameras on the A30 and M5 have shown busy roads throughout the morning as holidaymakers in cars, caravans and campervans head to Cornwall and Devon.

Falmouth Packet:

Images: Highways England/

The CCTV motorway traffic camera of the M5 southbound motorway at Junction 30 Exeter / Topsham (top left) shows congestion in the lane narrowing section, including a number of camper vans, which can also be seen on the A30 at Alphington (bottom left), the A30 at Carminow Cross (top right) and the M5 southbound at Junction 28 Cullompton.

Police have also been tweeting about staying safe on the region's roads, as the influx of visitors coincides with heavy rain and poor driving conditions.

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The Alliance Roads Policing Team said this morning: "The roads are wet and very, very busy heading in to Devon and Cornwall.

"We're out in force trying to keep things moving but please keep a safe distance, use your headlights and ensure you check your caravan before your journey as many have been laid up for a long time."

Other members of the public have also been sharing videos of the roads - including one person, whose Twitter profile is 'Nostalic Gamer', not happy at what they were seeing.

They wrote: "Here were go, they descend upon my poor county of Cornwall, twice as many as normal and a lot more permanently closed shops."

However, others are taking a more practical approach.

#Cornwall has begun trending on Twitter, as the country looks to the south west as being amongst the most poplar tourism spots in the UK.

Up to 80,000 visitors have been predicted to arrive this weekend.

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Visit Cornwall chief executive Malcolm Bell said on Thursday that it was expected there could be between 75,000 and 80,000 visitors coming to Cornwall, which he said was 30 per cent down on usual numbers for this time of year.

But he added that it was expected to rise in the coming weeks to 100,000.