We all have our own stories over the last few days relating to the cold snap but this pair in Bala have a real story to tell!

A couple were trapped in their car in a snow drift for 18 hours before being led to safety by rescuers.

The pair became stuck at 14:00 GMT on Friday on the B4931 near Bala in Gwynedd.

They were eventually reached by a search and rescue team at 08:00 GMT on Saturday before a challenging walk to safety.

Rescuers said the pair had been following sat-nav instructions and warned motorists to use “common sense”.

The two motorists had become stuck on the remote and narrow moorland road at the southern end of the Berwyn range.

An attempt to reach the motorists by 4×4 had failed because of extensive drifting on parts of the road.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were alerted to the incident early on Saturday and decided walking the motorists off the hill in the dark would be more hazardous than leaving them in their car.

The volunteers from the team set out at 04:30 GMT in what were described as “very testing driving conditions”, with the aim of reaching the pair after dawn.

The rescue party made its way as far as possible up the closed road before proceeding on foot.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21913800

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