Severe hail in Maple Ridge turns streets white Friday afternoon (VIDEOS)

Sep 15 2018, 12:06 am

After Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for numerous Fraser Valley communities this afternoon, it appears like the city of Maple Ridge is bearing the brunt of the storm.

Those in the city shared shots and videos on social media of heavy hail, that, in some places, turned the ground white, making it appear like a layer of snow.

But the hail wasn’t the only weather issue plaguing the city this afternoon. There was also heavy rain and flooding throughout the area.

 

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“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” said Environment Canada in a statement.

Well, that seems like pretty solid advice.

The thunderstorms are expected for Friday evening and throughout Saturday.

According to the weather agency, residents can expect heavy downpours and nearly 25 mm of rainfall in one hour.

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