Lehigh Valley

May hail storm rocks the Lehigh Valley

Whitehall Twp. wild weather brought hail, flooding

Hail mayhem: Lehigh Valley

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - If you thought the shovels and snow plows were put away until next winter, think again.

They were in full force in Whitehall Township after Thursday's hail storm.

"I just shoveled half of my drive-through and it was hectic, heavy," said Tina Conrad, who works at the Taco Bell on MacArthur Road.

The restaurant's parking lot was covered with hail that looked like mounds of snow. Earlier in the day that section of MacArthur Road was flooded with water and hail and looked more like an ice jam.

When the water receded, people got to work clearing the area with plows and shovels. It would have looked like a winter scene aside from people working in t-shirts.

"It just starting hailing, I mean like really hard, almost golf size pieces," said Alberta Burrell, who works at Taco Bell. "I was scared, everybody else was standing in the dining room near the windows, I was like, 'no I'm going towards the back in case it breaks the windows.'"

"It just started flooding more and more, one by one we're moving our car," described Conrad, who feared her windshield would shatter. "Just a bunch of metal dropping on the roof, and then the glass, it was just like glass was breaking."


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