STORM Ciara caused chaos across the county on Sunday (February 9) after it flooded roads and brought down trees.

Residents on Chapel Street and Commercial Street in Newtown were told to remain indoors by emergency services after roof tiles had blown off by very strong winds.

More than 400 properties in the Rhayader, Builth Wells and Old Radnor areas were without electricity during the storm.

Train journeys along the Cambrian Line and Heart of Wales Line were cancelled due to debris, while the Dyfi Bridge near Machynlleth was shut due to flooding.

Roads were blocked by trees that had blown over in strong winds. Newtown High School suffered “minor damage” caused by a tree.

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In Caerhowel, near Abermule, firefighters rescued occupants of a vehicle that became stuck in flood water.

A lorry driver from Cheshire has praised a farmer for moving a tree that had blocked the railway crossing near Caersws.

Mike Ledards was travelling along the A470 after delivering goods at a supermarket in Aberystwyth.

He said he was “very grateful” to the farmer. “He didn’t have to do it. He did it because he’s a good man.”

The aftermath of Storm Ciara continued across Mid Wales as gales gave way to snow and ice.

The Met Office said Mid Wales is set for another burst of heavy rain and gales from Storm Dennis over the weekend.