A hailstorm in Colorado caused emergency road crews to roll out snow plows in order to clear the accumulation from this freak summer storm. Flash flooding and golf ball-sized hail pelted Teller and El Paso counties Thursday, reports KPLCtv.com on Aug. 23.
The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flood warnings and flood advisories, as heavy rains and hail produced winter-like slush and swelled area creeks and rivers.
Eric Petersen, of the National Weather Service, said the majority of the rain fell to the north of Colorado Springs and also to the southeast. Littleton, Co. was hit with nearly 4 feet of water and 6 inches of hail on some of the city streets.
For some, the strange weather was a nice break from the summer. If you asked the kids, they'll tell you it's a great time, says kplctv.com.
“I'm excited. It's fun in snow,” one child said.
Bryndon Jackson tells a different story. Jackson’s car was literally swept away as it filled with flood waters and hail after he was forced to open his door.
“The water just takes my car rushing up over the hood, and was like, ‘Mom, I gotta go,’” Jackson said.
Area roads were closed as crews attempted to clear the streets. No injuries were reported in the bizarre summer hail storm.