A road leading to one of the most isolated parts of the Lake District has finally reopened, three weeks after heavy snow forced its closure.
It took local people several hours to clear a path through snow drifts still several feet deep at Hardknott Pass in Cumbria.
Hannah McNulty has this report:
A Cumbrian road has reopened to traffic three weeks it was shut because of heavy snow. It took nine people with a tractor seven hours to clear the route. Residents and business owners say it was the area was suffering as tourists and locals were unable to get through.
Farmers are still digging sheep out of snow drifts nearly two weeks after they were buried.
Farmers across the region are still not sure how many of their animals have died but it is likely to be many thousands and the NFU in Cumbria is now asking for the Government to help.
However there are some tales of surviving sheep, including one which has made a full recovery after being buried for 11 days near Newton Stewart.
Matthew Taylor reports:
This footage from farmer Stuart Mactier highlights the extraordinary sheep who were found alive after being buried deep under snow at a farm near Newton Stewart:
This footage shows the dramatic moment Galloway farmer Stuart Mactier discovered sheep still alive after 11 days buried under a huge snow drift:
A farmer from Galloway was shocked to find that one of his sheep was still alive after being buried under snow for 11 days.
Stuart Mactier from Mochrum, near Newton Stewart, managed to dig the ewe out from a deep snow drift.
A couple of days later and the sheep is up and walking about, and enjoying eating again- after being starved for so long.
Birds and animals at the Galloway wildlife park are at risk, after many of their enclosures collapsed under the weight of the snow.
The great grey owl enclosure was damaged, which means the bird now has to be moved, causing stress.
The collared peccary are native to central and South America, and are struggling to adapt to the harsh conditions.
This tapir, which is native to South America, has been confined to it's enclosure because of snow and ice.
A wildlife park in Galloway is making an emergency appeal for help after many of their enclosures collapsed under the weight of snow.
The Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park, near Kirkcudbright, has had to close as all footpaths are either covered in snow or ice.
The park owners are appealing for volunteers who can help them clear up the mess and repair the damage to enclosures.
All animals including a lynx, meerkats, red pandas, wallabies and various birds are thought to be safe and well.
Homes across Dumfries and Galloway that have been without power since Friday, due to the snow storms, are expected to be reconnected today.
Engineers have been working around the clock to reach remote parts of the region to reconnect power lines that have been damaged by the snow.
At the peak of the problems, around 10,000 homes were left in darkness.
The main concern now is for farmers who have lost livestock, with many of them being buried under the snow.
Hundreds of pregnant sheep are still to be found.
Scottish Power has announced that it is providing hotel accommodation to any customers that are expected to remain without power this evening.
Around 300 households in Dumfries and Galloway are still without power but Scottish Power said it should be able to restore electricity there "in the near future".
The company said it has more than 300 engineers in the Wigtownshire and Barrhill areas of western Scotland, and that they are encountering "some of the most difficult conditions they have ever faced".