Major Storm Pounds Parts of Southern Manitoba

Manitoba PostNews

WINNIPEG – Parts of southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba were pounded by hail and heavy rain in a storm that included tornado warnings in some areas.

There were reports of baseball-size hail as Environment Canada says a supercell moved through the region Thursday, creating favourable conditions for the heavy weather.

The storm knocked power out in some communities and concerns about lightning prompted officials to temporarily halt a CFL game in Winnipeg between the Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos.

Manitoba Hydro said they are working to restore power as quickly as they can.

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Major Storm Pounds Parts of Southern Manitoba