Rain and hail flood Vancouver streets (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Tuesday’s heavy rain and hail caused a flood of social media postings as city streets were overcome by water and grass was turned the unseasonal colour of snow.

Traffic slowed across much of the city, including Highway #1 as the weather quickly deteriorated just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The storm pushed through Downtown and East Vancouver into Burnaby, Coquitlam and Surrey.

On Broadway and Cambie, the roads were under several inches of water, causing pedestrians to huddle inside the Canada Line station. Down Cambie, water was flowing rapidly like a river, pooling at Broadway and causing cars to produce enormous splashes as they drove past.

Take a look at these photos to see what the storm looked like across the city.

Hipster Vancouver. Being winter before it’s cool! #crazyweather #hail #vancouver #yvr #stormyweather

A photo posted by Karmyn (@thru_the_wardrobe) on

Well I guess I’ll be waiting to ride… #Vancouver A photo posted by Denise Ramsden (@deniseramsden) on

Hail snow? #justgotmywintertiresoff #effu #vancouver #weather A video posted by Cassandra Ebner (@nerdz4l) on

Pardon my French but #holyfuck. #Hailcouver #Vancouver #babyitswetoutside. A video posted by Aliyah Jessa (@aliyahmaliyah) on

Storm heading east and getting sunny downtown. #Vancouver #spring

A photo posted by Steve Monteith (@abundantsink) on

What’s crazier? A) This weather or B) I shot this with a phone. A video posted by Nelson Mouëllic (@nelsonmouellic) on

What was beautiful rainbow makes me happy. @Coal Harbour/Vancouver

A photo posted by Kiki (@kikiyamato) on

#Vancouver #weather #hail A photo posted by Helen Proskow (@helenmarley) on

May the Fifth be hailing #patioseason #vancouver

A photo posted by Paul Bouwman (@paulbouwman) on

Crazy hail balls Batman!!! #crazyweather #eastvan #vancouver #yvr #hail A video posted by Nicole Adams (@cargobikemama) on

Throwback Double Rainbow :)) A photo posted by @hkckin on

Um what?… #hail #springhail #wackyweather #vancouverweather #bcit #vancouver #burnaby

A video posted by Desmond Wong (@desmowong) on

That was a big rain/hail storm that swept through Vancouver today. #vancouver #vancitybuzz #raincity

A photo posted by Jill Slattery (@jslatz) on

#Canada #Vancouver #BritishColumbia #12thAve #Rainbow #Rainy

A photo posted by h i L o – Hiromi Uesaka (@hilon) on

#may #hailstorm in #vancouver #viawesome #vancitybuzz A photo posted by Sungerton (@sungerton) on

May 5th. 12:30. Snow!! What the …. is happening!?!?! #snow #maysnow #vancity #vancouver A photo posted by @binnskie on

#vancouver #hail #weather

A video posted by Andrew Siebert (@dreuubert) on

A photo posted by Dana Fisher Photography (@danafishersnapshot) on

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