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Large hail damages cars near Innisfail, Alta., as thunderstorms sweep across Alberta

Thunderstorm warnings have ended across parts of west central Alberta but not before a hail storm damaged vehicles driving on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway near Innisfail, Alta., Monday.

About 70 vehicles were damaged

Strong winds can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles, Environment Canada warns. (David Bell/CBC)

Thunderstorm warnings have ended across parts of west central Alberta but not before a hail storm damaged vehicles driving on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway near Innisfail, Alta., Monday.

About 70 vehicles in the area were damaged, according to Cpl. Gina Slaney, Southern Alberta RCMP media relations officer.

RCMP helped transport those who were stranded on the highway due to damage to their vehicles. 

No injuries have yet been reported, according to Slaney. 

Tornado alerts were issued earlier in the day for areas around central Alberta, but they were dropped later into the evening.

A tornado was seen touching down outside of Coronation, Alta. earlier Monday.

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