Rural winter wonderland

It may have caused havoc with traffic and travel, but the heavy snowfall of the past two days has transformed the rural landscape.

The slideshow attached captures some of the picturesque scenes to be found on the hills overlooking Drumahoe and Londonderry.

Ardkill Road, Ardmore, illuminated by car light on the way home on Tuesday night.

Ardkill Road, Ardmore, illuminated by car light on the way home on Tuesday night.

With snowdrifts several feet deep it made motoring impossible, and in places trees weighed down with the white stuff were bent towards the road surface. On Curryfree Road, close to the junction with Trench Road, the weight of snow on one tree brought it down, adding to the misery for motorists trying to get home on Tuesday night.

Broken branches from a fallen tree at Curryfree Road block the road home for cummuters.

Broken branches from a fallen tree at Curryfree Road block the road home for cummuters.