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Hail in Colorado Springs the Size of Golf Balls Has to Be Plowed

By    |   Friday, 08 May 2015 08:19 AM

Hail pummeled Colorado Springs on Thursday, dropping so much of it – eight inches in some spots – that snow plows were called out by state road officials to clean up all the ice.

Large amounts of hail forced the Colorado Department of Transportation to shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 near Woodmen Road for nearly an hour, reported the Colorado Springs Gazette, while crews cleared up hail along a stretch of Highway 83, state officials told the Gazette.

"It bombed the interstate and it bombed Woodmen," said Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist with KKTV. "This one was magnified by the fact that it occurred on I-25."

The storm that brought the hail and heavy rain to the area stunned motorists and pedestrians Thursday afternoon and left parts of Colorado Springs looking more like January than May.

Pedestrian Robert Jacobs said the heavy hail forced him to hide inside a Walgreens.

KUSA-TV reported that the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Colorado Springs area because of torrential rain and said about an inch of rain fell on the northwest corner of El Paso County during the warning.

Photos captured on social media showed cars getting stuck on the Interstate, fast moving flood water and Colorado Springs residents pulling out their snow shovels once again to remove the hail.


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Hail pummeled Colorado Springs on Thursday, dropping so much of it – eight inches in some spots – that snow plows were called out by state road officials to clean up all the ice.
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