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‘Grapefruit-sized hail’ fell in Alberta Monday, and it may break a record

When Matt Berry left Innisfail, Alta., Monday evening to drive north to Red Deer, it was “perfect” weather, he recalls.

But about 10 minutes later, just after 6 p.m., it was an entirely different story. A storm rolled through the area, smashing massive chunks of hail onto dozens of cars stopped along Queen Elizabeth II Highway.

Berry was just north of Innisfail, near Antler Hill, when it struck.

“The next thing I know my windshield was caving in on me and cracking and breaking,” he said in an interview with the Calgary Eyeopener.

“My windshield is absolutely destroyed.… I was just scared of this thing coming in on top of me.”

He managed to pull off to the side of the road and waited for the storm to pass. In all, it lasted for about 10 to 15 minutes, he said, but it left its mark.

According to RCMP, 34 vehicles were damaged Monday — down from an earlier estimate of 70 — while…

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