Freak storm in Guadalajara sees cars and trucks buried in upto 5ft of hail

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Five FEET of hail swamps Mexican city leaving cars damaged and turning roads into rivers of ice Mexico hit by sudden early morning storm that saw mountains of hail pile up along the roads and pavements  Trucks and lorries left stranded as residents and the army battle to dig out vehicles and clear the roadways Extensive damage reported to authorities as freak heavy rain and hail struck Guadalajara, in Jalisco state

By Chris Dyer For Mailonline

Published: 00:10 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 00:31 BST, 1 July 2019

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Mexico was hit by a freak early morning storm that saw hail pile up to nearly 5ft, leaving cars and roads buried underneath.

Even some trucks and lorries were stranded by the sudden icy storm in the city of Guadalajara, in Jalisco state.

Roads were blocked and extensive damage was reported as the heavy rain and large hail struck at around 1am on Sunday local time, according to authorities.

In the worst affected areas, hail was pushed into homes as residents battled to dig out their property and vehicles.

Army and emergency services personnel were drafted in to work throughout the night to clear the roads, according the Mexican media.

Jalisco governor, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, said: 'I went there to evaluate the situation and I witnessed scenes which I had never seen before: hail accumulation more than a meter high, and then we wonder if climate change exists.

'The most important of all is that at the moment there are no reports of injured people or fatalities.' 

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