Emma and the Beast brought Powys to a standstill when snow, bitter winds, blizzards battered the county.

Mid Wales is now starting to get back to normal after plunging into snow chaos last week.

Thousands of children enjoyed a couple of days off when a hundred primary and secondary schools closed. St David's Day parades were cancelled in major towns and school Eisteddfod's and World Book Day celebrations postponed.

Many people were cut off as huge snowdrifts closed main roads. The 20ft snowdrifts near Radnor Forest were deemed so dangerous it had to close for several days.

One farm in Llanbister dug some of their flock out of the snow after they became trapped in a snowdrift. The video of the rescue attempt by farmers, Robbie Alman-Wilson and her husband Dale went viral.

Rail services on the Cambrian Line were disrupted and the Heart of Wales Line was suspended for six days in a row as transport operators battled with the heavy snow.

Health care professionals went out in force and were determined to see patients despite the harsh weather. One Powys GP even took a quad bike to get to appointments cut off by the snow. 4x4 vehicles from the St John's Ambulance were deployed to help the Welsh Ambulance Service in deep snowdrifts in Mid Wales. The Mid and West Wales Fire Service crew were also on hand to remove a big icicle hanging above shoppers near the former Barclays building in Llanidloes.

Snow still lingers in some parts of Powys but two snowdrifts on the back road to Dolfor caused a huge headache for a lorry driver who became wedged in a snow bank.

From the Mule to the Banwy, rivers across the county froze when temperatures plummeted below 0 degree Celsius. Lake Vyrnwy recorded one of the coldest temperatures in Wales during the big freeze with a chilly -6.9 degree Celsius.

Sport fixtures on the weekend were hit with rugby and football matches cancelled.

With travel disruption and many unable to get into work, shops and offices were forced to close but a week on Powys is back to business.