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Severe thunderstorm causes extensive flooding across Calgary

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WATCH ABOVE: Parts of southern Calgary were flooded after a severe thunderstorm passed through the city Tuesday. Roads turned into lakes and hail turned streets and parking lots white. Mia Sosiak reports – Jul 13, 2016

A severe thunderstorm that passed through the Calgary area Tuesday afternoon caused heavy downpours and flash flooding across the city.

Environment Canada issued a warning at 3:45 p.m. about a severe thunderstorm located over south Calgary that was sitting “nearly stationary.”

The rainfall caused floodwaters to swamp vehicles parked at the Southland LRT station.

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Alex Olson captured these photos of Southland LRT station, which flooded following a severe thunderstorm in Calgary Tuesday. Alex Olson
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Alex Olson captured these photos of Southland LRT station, which flooded following a severe thunderstorm in Calgary Tuesday. Alex Olson
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Alex Olson captured these photos of Southland LRT station, which flooded following a severe thunderstorm in Calgary Tuesday. Alex Olson

At Heritage station, meanwhile, vehicles were pelted with hail.

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Roads like Bow Bottom Trail were also flooded, leaving some vehicles and drivers stranded.

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Hail and heavy rain floods areas of the community of Haysboro in southwest Calgary. Charlene Kushniruk
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Global Calgary viewer Scott Freilinger took this photo of funnel cloud forming near Irricana around 5:30 p.m.

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm warnings when storms are likely to produce large hail, damaging winds or torrential rainfall.

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Large dark clouds move over northeast Calgary Tuesday afternoon.
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Large dark clouds move over northeast Calgary Tuesday afternoon. Chris Bassett, Global News

 

 

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