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Scenes from the hailstorm that hit Ottawa-Gatineau


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

Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warning Friday

scenes from the hailstorm that hit ottawa gatineau

Ottawa storm brings flooding and hail

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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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