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A massive hailstorm struck Los Alamos and two to four inches of ice were on the roadways Friday afternoon. The ice, though, has melted in most places and the roads are passable in most areas.
At about 2:30 p.m., a severe thunderstorm moved through the area, dropping marble-sized hailstones on the townsite. And a caller working near East Gate reported golf-ball sized hail.
LAPD Captain Randy Foster said there were no reports of damage. At about 3:40 p.m., Foster said there were some rocks on West Jemez Road that were eventually cleared by LANL personnel. There were no accidents, he said.
The county, meanwhile, postponed a groundbreaking for the multi-purpose arena scheduled for the North Mesa Stables today. The county reports the stable's roads were muddy and impassable.
The county deployed snowplows to help remove the ice. By 3:30 p.m., the sun was back out and that helped melt the ice on the roads in time for the evening commute.
One motorist reported that a passenger side mirror was damaged due to the hailstorm.
Stay tuned to LAMonitor.com for more details.