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Mexico: Guadalajara blanketed in 1.5 metres of ice after massive hail storm

Mexico, Guadalajara
July 1, 2019 at 04:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Guadalajara were covered in up to 1.5 metres (4.92 feet) of ice after a heavy hail storm struck the area on Sunday night.

Locals were shocked and vehicles were trapped as the ice descended on the city. Footage shows a large truck plowing its way through a river of ice on the city streets.

The city has in fact been facing warm temperatures hovering around 31 degrees Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) in recent days. Hail storms are reported to occur in the area, but there is no record of anything so heavy occurring in the city.

Despite the heavy deluge of ice and its damage to vehicles and buildings, no casualties were reported.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Miguel Luna

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Several neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Guadalajara were covered in up to 1.5 metres (4.92 feet) of ice after a heavy hail storm struck the area on Sunday night.

Locals were shocked and vehicles were trapped as the ice descended on the city. Footage shows a large truck plowing its way through a river of ice on the city streets.

The city has in fact been facing warm temperatures hovering around 31 degrees Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) in recent days. Hail storms are reported to occur in the area, but there is no record of anything so heavy occurring in the city.

Despite the heavy deluge of ice and its damage to vehicles and buildings, no casualties were reported.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Miguel Luna

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