Lightning, hail brings city chaos

ELECTRICITY was cut to parts of Gladstone late yesterday afternoon for about half an hour as a severe electrical storm hit the city.

Along with the rain, thunder and lightning came hailstones about 10mm in diameter.

The hail caused motorists to scramble for cover to save their vehicles from damage.

Storm clouds had been hovering around the region for the greater part of the afternoon, before passing over the city and heading out to sea.

At the time of this edition going to press, there were no reports of further damage.



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