Softball Sized Hail Smashes Windshields in Manhattan and Alma

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Hail pounded through Manhattan and Alma this morning crashing windshields and smashing gutters on it's way to the ground.

Several motorists pulled underneath bridges to seek shelter from the falling hail.

When the storm passed in Alma it left shattered glass, holes in roofs, divots that made one person's yard look like a golf course.

In Manhattan, no vehicle was spared at Briggs Auto Plaza, and in the airport parking lot travelers will come home to find their windows shattered and damage making their vehicles not even able to drive.

"Oh my, I have never been through anything like that. The damage is just amazing, every car, not a single on got spared, everywhere you go there's glass," said Dennis Voshel, an Employee at Briggs Auto.

"Never have I seen anything like this before. It's like a warzone," said Scott Teenor, Manager of Briggs Auto.

The dealership's early damage estimate is a half million dollars, but it could be much more.

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