A parcel-courier had taken the short cut from Llanymawddwy to Llanuwchllyn over Bwlch y Groes and slipped off the road into a ditch in snowy conditions. The man had then walked several hundred metres to the top of the pass to get a phone signal in order to raise the alarm. NWP did not have a vehicle on hand that was suitable for the prevailing conditions, so, with concerns for the driver's well-being, a NWP Officer proceeded on foot whilst assistance from the Team was sought.
One Team volunteer, living close-by, was quickly on scene to liaise with the NWP Officer and Driver as other Team members made their way in Team and personal 4x4 vehicles. Having got everyone down to a point where road conditions improved, the driver was then escorted to Dolgellau by NWP, leaving his van and the rest of the day's deliveries to be recovered another day.