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Overnight storms hit the Denver area, leaving damage and piles of hail

Posted at 5:14 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 07:26:51-04

Denver hail

DENVER – Multiple storms dropped accumulating hail over the Denver area, damaging cars and vegetation early Tuesday morning.

The first cell dropped hail around 1:30 a.m. through the downtown area and on the west side of the Denver metro. Another cell followed a similar track around 4 a.m, adding to piles of hail on streets and highways.

The National Weather Service received reports of hail larger than quarter-sized near Englewood and near DIA. Quarter-sized hail can dent vehicles and cause damage to some vehicles. However, viewer photos showed much of the hail was pea-sized.

Denver7 traffic reporter Jayson Luber tweeted photos around the region that showed hail covering I-25 in the Westminster area. E-470 near the airport is also hail-covered. Other side streets around the area are covered with hail.

Commuters should use caution while driving in the Mile High City.