A stormy Wednesday across Alberta

By Everything GP
August 2, 2018 - 8:12am

BEAVERLODGE- Mother Nature caused some anxious moments yesterday as some Alberta communities faced the furry of intense rain storms and the threat of a tornado.

Storms in the Beaverlodge area dumped torrents of rain and hail that caused flooding and temporarily forced the closure of some roads.

Lightning also sparked an oilfield battery to catch fire between Bezanson and Clairmont.

The blaze was contained to the lease site.

According to Environment Canada, 50.6 mm of rain fell in the Beaverlodge area on Wednesday.

In southern Alberta a weather system prompted Environment Canada to issue a tornado alert for the Gleichen area.

All the warnings and alerts were all lifted last night.

(Everything GP - The Canadian Press)


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