A severe thunderstorm brought significant hail to Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., on Friday afternoon.
Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warning Friday
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: