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Scenes from the hailstorm that hit Ottawa-Gatineau | CBC News



A severe thunderstorm brought significant hail to Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., on Friday afternoon.

Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warning Friday

Ottawa storm brings flooding and hail

A storm that passed through Ottawa Friday brought marble-sized hail and some flooding to parts of the city.

A severe thunderstorm brought hail, broken trees and flooding to the Ottawa area Friday afternoon.

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area but downgraded it to a watch shortly before 5 p.m.

Thousands of people were still without power Friday evening in both Ottawa and Gatineau, Que. The region was also briefly placed under a tornado warning at around 7 p.m. but that was downgraded shortly after.

Hydro Ottawa called the storm a “multi-day restoration event,” with more than 10,000 customers without power Friday night as a result of damage caused by the storm.

As of 8 p.m., no injuries had been reported in either city.

Here are some scenes from the storm:

A tree branch crushes a car.
A tree crushes a vehicle on Bromley Road in Ottawa on Friday. (Amanda Putz/CBC)
Hail in a hand.
Large hail photographed on a residential lawn in Ottawa’s Carlington neighbourhood. (Kristy Nease/CBC)
Hail on the ground.
More hail covers the ground after Friday’s storm. (Jen Beard/CBC)
A black minivan drives down a street covered in water.
A vehicle makes its way down a waterlogged Ottawa street. (Kristy Nease/CBC)
A tree is knocked down onto a road, with several cars pulled over to the side.
A tree blocks part of Boulevard de Lucerne in Gatineau, Que., after the storm blew through. (Patricia Sauzede-Bilodeau/Radio-Canada)
Hail photographed in the Aylmer sector in Gatineau. (Francis Ferland/CBC)
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