IT’S snow joke that the recent weather caused a lot of disruption to Caerphilly county borough over the weekend.

Several inches of snow fell Wednesday night and Thursday night, causing schools to close and areas of the county to be blocked off.

Buses and trains had to be stopped and many people spent their time either wrapped up warm inside or out enjoying the snow.

Side streets and main routes were nearly fully cleared by Monday but there some were still closed due to problems with water pipes or snow still covering paths to the school.

However, despite the lack of transport, people made the most of the weather.

One of these people included a minister and her neighbour, who had a unique reaction to being snowed in.

A video on social media shows Rev Sue Phillips, of Elim Baptist Church in Pontllanfraith and her neighbour Andrew Bullen leaping into huge drifts of snow in Lilian Road, Blackwood from a second storey window.

As the snow built outside their homes, neighbours were “laughing at the pair” and encouraged them to take the leap, Rev Phillips said.

Although Rev Phillips is afraid of heights, she described it as “great fun” and “just like jumping into a sponge”.

The minister also credited the community for clearing the street of snow and added she jumped because the amount of snowfall is likely to “never happen again”.

People across the county also took to their nearest parks to go sledging, snowboarding and some people even went skiing.

Caerphilly council teams also went out in vehicles and on foot to help clear the roads.

Cllr Dave Poole, leader of Caerphilly Council said: “The recent weather conditions have been exceptional and our resources were stretched to the limit, but the response from council staff has been outstanding.

"Gritting crews worked around the clock in atrocious conditions to keep our highway network open, but they were also instrumental in providing vital assistance for 999 emergencies, dialysis patients, helping expectant mothers get to hospital and getting much needed support to the most vulnerable people in our community.

"We’ve also heard instances of carers walking miles to get to clients, sometimes through waist-deep snow drifts.

"Our drivers provided invaluable support by using a fleet of 4x4 vehicles to transport staff to residential homes and other vital care settings.

"It’s impossible to mention everyone, but It has been a fantastic team effort and I would like to thank all those involved.

"I would also like to thank all the residents who did their bit to clear snow and supported our efforts to get the county borough moving again.”