Police have been called to the Upper Swansea Valley village of Ystradcrave after reports of thieves making off with all the colour from the surrounding area.
Ystradcrave community councillor Rob Knob made the discovery at around 7.30am yesterday morning.
The 48-year-old trainee brush operator said:
“It was just like another day when I woke up but when I opened the curtains it was like a scene from Doctor Who; only scarier. There wasn’t any colour anywhere. Usually it’s very pretty with the greens and browns of the valley stretching towards the Brecon Beacons but now all that has gone. There’s no colour whatsoever.
“I was pretty freaked-out by it all to be honest. I once went blind for a bit after drinking furniture polish when I was a kid but this is worse.”
Sergeant Ray Chisum, of Dyfed Powys Police, said:
“We are treating this incident very seriously and will be mounting a full-scale search of the area as soon as we are able to dig our patrol car out of the snow.”