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Scary moment hail smashes car windows in Canada as people duck for cover

Thunderstorms shatter car windows with hail in Alberta, Canada.  Gibran Marquez captured the moments when hail overtook the car he was riding in on Monday.
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Scary moment hail smashes car windows in Canada as people duck for cover

  • Grapefruit-sized hailstones are seen shattering car windows during a fast-moving storm in Alberta, Canada.
  • Gibran Marquez shared a video of the moment he was hit by a hail of cars on a major highway in Canada.
  • As the storm continued for several minutes, people could be seen screaming and breaking windows from afar

Horrifying footage shows the moment drivers in a lead car Canada Golf ball-sized hail blocked highways Monday.

Gibran Marquez was traveling with two others on a central Alberta highway when their car was hit by hail and the trio had to be pulled over.

Marquez posted video of the storm Twitter It shows commuters ducking on the highway as hail shatters car windows.

The video is captioned, ‘5km south of Gasoline Alley last night, during a terrifying 17 minutes it shows car windows shattering and hail hitting the surface.

‘Put the backpack on your left,’ Marquez can be heard saying as he carries the bag to the driver as a shield from the broken window.

The driver shields a female passenger from the windshield with his arm as hail pours through the cracked window. People outside can be heard screaming as the storm continues.

Coincidentally, according to The Weather Channel, parts of Alberta had a high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 56 degrees on Monday.

Thunderstorms shatter car windows with hail in Alberta, Canada.  Gibran Marquez captured the moments when hail overtook the car he was riding in on Monday.

Thunderstorms shatter car windows with hail in Alberta, Canada. Gibran Marquez captured the moments when hail overtook the car he was riding in on Monday.

Marquez posted the aftermath of the storm with a car on the highway.  The car was decorated with yellow caution tape and broken windows

Marquez posted the aftermath of the storm with a car on the highway. The car was decorated with yellow caution tape and broken windows

Monday saw highs of 89F and lows of 56F in parts of Alberta

Monday saw highs of 89F and lows of 56F in parts of Alberta

Marquez posted another video of the moment when hail began to hit the car.

‘Oh my God,’ screamed the female passenger as the ball of hail slowly began to break the windshield.

Meanwhile, Marquez’s car’s rear window was partially broken.

‘I had to get footage of this… the world needs to see how deadly this storm can be in seconds,’ Marquez wrote in response to one commenter.

Marquez also claimed that some suffered cuts, bruises and minor injuries. A photo of the female passenger being treated by firefighters was shared with a rainbow in the background

Marquez said no one in his car was seriously injured.  He said there were only a few cuts, bruises and a minor bruise

Marquez said no one in his car was seriously injured. He said there were only a few cuts, bruises and a minor bruise

The car Marquez was driving had yellow caution tape on the side of the road.

Marquez shared photos of some drivers leaving some untouched as they returned to the highway as the storm passed.

After the storm, Alberta Emergency Warning issued a tornado warning Monday that is no longer in effect

Marquez posted a picture of a stormy sky in the distance.  Some cars remain untouched

Marquez posted a picture of a stormy sky in the distance. Some cars remain untouched

Grapefruit-sized hail was reported in parts of Alberta. The NHP Field Project photographed a hail ball by a ruler.

Meanwhile, another passenger driving in the Alberta town of Markerville also saw hail from the storm.

“Neither can I,” Mahairi wrote on Twitter. ‘I panicked and took it without putting it on the ruler properly. Tennis Ball when NW of Markerville was 17:50. They are still coming down. Stay clear.’

Users took to Twitter to share photos of their experiences with the hashtag, ‘Abstorm’.

A storm chaser, TL Carmody, shared a photo of the family’s car in the midst of hail

‘A meeting with a very shaken family [the] McDonald’s in Innisfail who were caught in hail,’ writes TL Carmody. ‘Everybody’s fine, and they were very nice to let me take pictures.’

Carmody posted a photo of the red car that was smashed by the huge ice block.

A red car crashed in the hailstorm.  The family was left 'very shaken' after they were stranded in Choa

A red car crashed in the hailstorm. The family was left ‘very shaken’ after they were stranded in Choa

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