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Large Hail Smashes Abilene

A severe thunderstorm dropped hail up to the size of softballs on parts of Abilene Thursday afternoon
Large hail pummeled parts of Abilene Thursday, as a severe thunderstorm passed through around 6 p.m.

Countless cars and buildings suffered damaged or broken windows, especially on the city's north side.

The storm hit just as people and vendors were gathered downtown for Artwalk and the CALF festival.

Hendrick Medical Center confirmed that some people were treated for minor injuries due to hail, and many of the hospital's patients were moved away from windows as a precaution.

Stay with BCH for complete coverage of this developing story.
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